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Make sure your trust is updated regularly. Tax laws, family circumstances and financial situations are always changing. The living trust you create today may not be appropriate for you in five or 10 years, and the choices you have made with regard to trustees and guardians may no longer meet your needs. For these reasons, it is important to review your living trust with your attorney at least every three years.

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In addition to considering a revocable living trust, make sure you have a will, a living will, a health care power of attorney and a durable power of attorney for financial matters in place.

We hope our website has answered many of your questions about living trusts. Here are some actions to take to learn more about this estate planning tool.
  • Set up a meeting with your estate planning attorney to determine whether a living trust is right for you.
  • Learn more about giving back through your will and living trust.
  • Contact Lori L. Hoby at (866) 204-8102 or lhoby@willamette.edu with any questions you may have about naming Willamette University in your living trust or other estate plans.
  • If you'd like to remember Willamette University after your lifetime, share our bequest language with your estate planning attorney. If you are working with your attorney to include Willamette in your will or living trust, or if you would like to name Willamette as beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy, we recommend that you use the following designation: ? "to Willamette University, a nonprofit corporation located in Salem, OR ?" We encourage you or your attorney to contact one of our gift planning professionals to help you ensure that your bequest best accomplishes your intentions regarding Willamette.