Assume that the declaration of a revocable living trust (AB trust) was drawn up a few years ago (notarized) and is in need of structural revisions which are too messy to handle via amendments. Therefore it is desirable to replace and reissue the trust declaration in its entirety while keeping the original date of issue. Assume that there are no trustee and beneficiary changes, i.e., there are no substantive changes to the main provisions of the trust, however there are changes to the boiler plate.
How should the revision be handled?
What specific language needs to be introduced?
What needs to be done to keep the original date of the trust declaration?
What should the signature page look like (boiler plate)?
What are the advantages to keeping the original date of issue?