< I have a Revocable Living Trust. What can I do to make sure I can avoid probate? – McGinty & Belcher Salem Oregon

Question:
I have a Revocable Living Trust. I’m not sure that covers everything. What should I do to make sure I can avoid probate?

Answer:
Although your Revocable Living Trust can help you avoid probate, you may still need a Will, especially if you failed to transfer all of your property in the Trust. The Will can have a “pour-over” provision to transfer your property to the Trust when you die. The “pour-over” provision will cause your property to be distributed according to the terms of your Trust.