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If a living trust has an expire dt 2010 is it still valid

Riverside, CA |

does it expire

it was done in 2008 and is stamped with a expire date of 2010. hes still alive but dying,is it invalled

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  1. What do you mean by "expire dt of 2010" - be specific - never heard of a revocable trust with an expiration date - quote whatever you are reading.

    Is this yours?

    Is the person dead?

    What are you referring to


  2. Yes, I think that you need to see a local attorney to have your question answered. We can't tell what you are talking about based on your description. Trusts do not normally have expiration dates.

    Look to this site or to naela.org for an attorney that can help you.

    Good Luck!

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  3. I agree with my colleagues. Maybe the notary license of the person who witnessed the signing of the trust expired in 2010, but trusts don't expire. They terminate upon the occurance of stated events (someone dies, beneficiaries reach X age, etc.) If the document indicates who prepared it for the grantor, call that attorney and request an appointment. Sounds like there will be lots going on with respect to this individual, so you should have someone experienced look at this document and explain it to you. Best wishes to you and your friend.

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  4. I agree with Ms. Akin that what you are seeing as an "expiration date" may be the date the notary's license expired. Your best bet is to have an estates and trusts attorney review the document so you understand when and how the trust terminates, either at death or when given beneficiaries reach a certain age.

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