This depends on the type of Trust. Assets and property in a Revocable Living Trust are still subject to estate taxes. If you want to avoid taxes, choose an Irrevocable Living Trust in which the assets and property are no longer considered part of the Trust maker's estate.
No. You can create a legally-binding Living Trust yourself. However, you must sign the document in the presence of a notary public for it to be legally valid. After you receive your Trust form from Complete Wills, simply print it out and take it to a notary to sign. Many banks offer a free notary service for their customers.
A full Estate Plan is more than just creating a Will. It also includes documents like a Living Will, Living Trust, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive. These documents cover every situation both before and after death to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Nope. You don't need to hire an attorney to create a legally valid Last Will and Testament. Unless your estate is particularly large or complex, you can write your own Will easily and quickly.