Is a will better than a trust?

  • Wills and Trusts contain instructions for management and distribution of property, and they both work very well to accomplish a goal. However, there are advantages to each type of document.

  • Here are the key differences:

A will guarantees probate. All property that is controlled by your will must go through probate court.

All assets transferred to a living trust completely avoid the probate process, both during your life and after your death.