Is a copy of a living Trust legal?

I do not have the original.

Asked on September 3, 2014 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The copy of the Living Trust is legal. 

Generally speaking, copies of legal documents are just as acceptable as the original document.  There may be some exceptions to that where an original signature on a document is needed, but generally copies are readily acceptable. 


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