We don't witness trusts in NV. Wills could have the same witnesses for original and amendment or codicil.
To ensure that a Trust is executed correctly and is valid you must speak with an attorney. There are many facets of Trust law that only an attorney may assist you with. However, In Michigan witnesses are not required for a Trust to be valid. But it is always a good idea in order to lessen the chance of future issues related to the Trust to have the Trust witnessed and notarized. Also, there are cases where it is required to include an affidavit to record a trust.
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Speak with an estates/trusts attorney and get help. States vary on this requirement. PA does nor require notarization and witnesses but I understand, for example, Florida does require these things. This is why you should meet with your own attorney to get this right.
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Generally speaking, your two witnesses can witness each document that is part of the person's estate plan. You do have to be careful that a given witness is allowed to sign the document. For example, certain persons are not proper witnesses to a document appointing a patient advocate.
Working with a lawyer will help to ensure that the documents are prepared correctly.
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I assume from your question that you have two trust grantors? We do not use separate witnesses for each signer. The same witnesses can witness both signatures. The same is true with amendments, and you do not need the same witnesses across documents.
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