Trust: To Amend or To Restate?!?

I’ve had several clients recently email or bring to my office the trust of a loved one who passed on. Unfortunately, the trusts had each been amended about 4 or 5 times. This causes at least 2 problems. One, it’s makes it confusing because you have to compare each amendment with each prior amendment and piece it all together like a puzzle. Second, it costs money because it requires more analysis by the attorney, which means a higher bill for said client. The better way in many instances is to create a Restated Trust. This is easily accomplished and should save lots of confusion and money down the road.

Happy Trusting, Mike


Mike Massey JD, MBA, MPA just might be the 195th most interesting person in Texas. He has 4 college degrees and he's working on a 5th:  BBS Accounting; MPA Master's in Professional Accounting; JD Law Degree; MBA Master's in Business Administration; BBS in Biblical Studies (in progress).

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