Question: Do I have to file the Trust with the Secretary of State for it to be immediately protected or effective?
Answer: A living revocable trust is not recorded to make it “valid,” “legal,” or “effective” in any way. Once the trust is properly signed, it will be effective. Of course, its effectiveness in avoiding probate depends upon your proper care and feeding of the trust.
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