If I have a living Trust that was prepared by an attorney, am I bound to that attorney for all future amendments or am I free to use a different attorney?

Would that different attorney have to accept and execute the trust agreement as written.

Asked on February 27, 2015 under Estate Planning, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, you are not bound to return to the attorney that prepared the original trust agreement to amend.  The new attorney is bound by your wishes so he or she would have to do as you ask regarding the Trust.  He or she may make suggestions to amend the document but you can agree to accept them or not. Good luck.

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