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In 10 minutes, identify your medical agents and define your preferences for care in a Living Will (Advance Directive).
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Many families report conflict due to poor planning and communication.

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Wait, why do I need a Trust?
That's a great question - provide peace of mind, control over asset distribution, minimize family disputes, protect your children's future, support cherished charities, to name a few. With Snug, it's also incredibly easy to do, so what are you waiting for?
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Does a trust avoid probate in Alabama?
Yes, trusts can typically avoid probate in Alabama. The primary reason many people establish trusts is indeed to avoid the probate process, which can be time-consuming and expensive. When you create a trust, you're transferring ownership of your assets to the trust and, upon your death, the assets held in the trust are no longer part of your personal estate and aren't subject to probate.
How much does a Trust cost in Alabama?
In Alabama, the average costs for a basic Revocable Living Trust ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. More complex trusts could cost several thousand dollars more. Snug serves as a budget-friendly option by offering an accessible online platform for creating both wills and trusts at a lower price than traditional legal services. Our clear pricing structure ensures clients receive quality estate planning services without the high costs associated with traditional legal services.
What type of trust do I need?
When most people setup a trust, they are setting up a Revocable Living Trust. These trusts can be altered or canceled during your lifetime. They are flexible and offer control over the assets during your lifetime, and they can help avoid probate. There are many other types of trusts designed for specific situations, like Charitable Trusts or Special Needs Trusts.
How can I fund my trust?
Funding a trust in Alabama involves transferring ownership of your assets into the trust. For real estate, this means preparing a new deed for the property in the name of the trust. For bank accounts, you would need to contact your bank to have them change the account holder to the trust. Other types of assets, like vehicles, personal property, stocks, bonds, etc., would also need to be formally transferred to the trust.
Who can be a trustee in Alabama?
In Alabama, any individual who is at least 19 years old and mentally competent can serve as a trustee. Additionally, Alabama law allows for corporations, such as banks or trust companies, to serve as a trustee if they are authorized to exercise trust powers in the state. Trustees must be able to handle and take care of property, and they can't have been found guilty of serious crimes, including felonies or crimes that involve dishonest or immoral behavior.
How to change your living trust in Alabama?
In Alabama, to change your living trust, you need to draft an amendment to the original trust document. It’s crucial to clearly state in the amendment the changes you want to make, such as adding or removing beneficiaries, changing trustees, or modifying distribution instructions. Ensure you include the date, your name, the name of the trust, and the date the trust was created. Like the original trust document, your amendment should be signed in the presence of a notary public. If you want to make extensive changes to your living trust, it might be easier to create a restatement of the trust. A restatement allows you to rewrite the entire trust, while maintaining the original date and title of the trust, which can be beneficial for avoiding retitling assets. In the restatement, you would include all the changes you want to make, and the new provisions will replace the old ones entirely.
How much does it cost to maintain a trust?

Trustee fees in Alabama, which vary based on the type of trustee and complexity of the trust, generally range from 0.5% to 2% of the trust's assets per year for professional trustees, while non-professional trustees may receive hourly wages, flat fees, or a small percentage of the trust's assets, all subject to the approval of the probate court. Read more about trustee fees in Alabama.

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Family, pets, personal history, and wisdom to pass along to the next generation.

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Estate planning, marriage (and divorce), business documents and succession plans.

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List of assets and debts to make clear inventories and avoid discovery efforts.

Insurance

Life, home, auto, and health insurance policies and beneficiaries.

Taxes

Historical state and federal tax returns and supporting documents.

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Trust-Based Estate Plan

All of the coverage of a Will, plus the benefit of avoiding probate to reduce family burden.

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Documents included:
Revocable Living Trust
Schedule of Assets
Pour Over Will
HIPAA Authorization
Living Will
Power of Attorney
Certification of Trust
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Snug provides one place to create essential documents, analyze existing documents for updates, and organize all of life's details. No matter where you're starting from, Snug can get you across the finish line.

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We make Wills, Trusts, and essential documents easy to create and maintain - but this is just the beginning. Organize all of life's details, from collectibles to garage codes to social media, and help avoid headaches for loved ones down the road.

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You've done the work to plan and protect your legacy - don't hide it in a filing cabinet. Snug allows you to share your plans with family, friends, and professional advisors to ensure your wishes are known and accessible at all times.

Comprehensive guides for you and your loved ones.

Complete Guide to Estate Planning

Estate planning can sound scary and complex, but we're here to help simplify the process and decisions for you and your family.

Complete Guide for Executors

Being an Executor or Personal Representative can be a rewarding, yet challenging role. This guide helps to light the way.

Complete Guide for Trustees

Being a Trustee is a significant legal and operational role. This guide includes everything from taxes to liability to fiduciary duties.