What is better, a trust or a will?

I don’t understand the difference.

Asked on September 10, 2017 under Estate Planning, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Revocable living Trusts and Wills both allow you to name beneficiaries for your assets. However, they are useful for different purposes. For example, most people use these Trusts to avoid probate, however you can’t use a living Trust to name an executor of your estate or guardians for your children; you need Will to do that. Here is a link to an article that you may find to be of help:

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