You can make a living trust without a lawyer by following these steps:
- Research your state’s laws: Laws regarding living trusts vary by state, so it’s important to research the specific requirements in your state.
- Choose a trustee: A trustee is the person who will manage the trust and distribute assets to beneficiaries after your death. You can choose yourself or someone else as the trustee.
- Create a trust document: You can create a trust document using an online template or software program. Be sure to include all necessary information, such as the names of beneficiaries and trustees, and instructions for how assets should be distributed.
- Fund the trust: Transfer ownership of your assets to the trust. This will ensure that they are distributed according to your wishes after your death.
- Sign and notarize the document: Sign the trust document in front of a notary public to make it legally binding.
Please note that while it is possible to create a living trust without a lawyer, it may not be suitable for everyone. If you have complex assets or family situations, it may be best to consult with an attorney to ensure that your wishes are properly documented and executed.