Estate Planning For Everyone

Create a trust or a will and other documents in minutes.
Make changes easily. Keep track of your documents online.

Start Now

Trusts, Wills & more...

Sign your trust electronically in minutes. Change it any time.
Maintain your documents privately online.

Living Trust

Living Trust

A living trust is perfect for passing assets on to your loved ones when you're gone, privately and without probate. A pourover will to compliment your trust is also included. More Info...

Last Will & Testament

Last Will & Testament

Create a Last Will & Testament to describe who will receive your estate when you're gone. You can make special bequests or just divide your estate by percentages. More Info...

>Guardians for Minor Children


Don't leave this up to the Court! Specify who you would like to raise your minor children if you're unable to care for them yourself. More Info...

Speak to an Attorney

Speak to an Attorney

You don't have to do this alone! Get personalized legal advice for up to 2 weeks from a licensed, experienced estate planning attorney. More Info...

Need Help Deciding?

Let us help you choose what's best for you, a Living Trust or a Will?

Trusted and Secure.

Get busy living. We'll handle the rest. Modern Trust uses the most advanced technology ensuring that your trust document is sageguarded, encrypted, and absolutely private.

Step-by-Step Guided Process

Step-by-Step Guided Process

Access and Change Your Trust Anytime

Access and Change Your Trust Anytime

Private, Encrypted, and Secure

Private, Encrypted, and Secure

Designed By Experienced, Licensed Attorneys

Designed By Experienced, Licensed Attorneys

Look what people say

Commonly Asked Questions

A living trust is a legal document that states who you would like to manage your trust assets if you become incapacitated, and who will receive your trust assets if you pass away. A living trust also allows you to specify specific conditions upon which individual beneficiaries can qualify to receive their trust assets. For example, a living trust may require that a younger beneficiary must attain a certain age before they can receive their money, say, age 25 or 30, with the additional provision that they can access their money for certain purposes before that age, for health, education or maintenance.

Essentially, a living trust distributes your assets to your loved ones and allows for the private management and distribution of those assets, with the help of a successor trustee that you choose, usually a family member or trusted friend or advisor, instead of relying on a judge in the public court.

Basically, a living trust is private and a will becomes public. A trust is a way of holding title to the things you already own, and a place to hold things that you will acquire in the future. You can own your house, bank accounts, investments and other real and personal property in a trust. During your lifetime, you are the creator, trustee, and the beneficiary of your own trust. This kind of trust is often referred to as a living trust or a revocable trust. You can cancel, revoke, or change your trust anytime during your lifetime. After you’re gone, your trust can pass assets to your loved ones just like a will, only much more efficiently.

A trust is a document meant to be administered privately. A will, on the other hand, is a public document that usually goes through the public probate court, and almost always requires an attorney to administer and interpret. It often takes months or years to probate a will, and it can also be very expensive, sometimes costing 6% or more of the entire gross estate in court costs and attorney fees. Alternatively, with a trust, your hand-picked successor trustee can distribute your assets to your loved ones privately after you’ve passed, under the exact terms you dictated, without having to go through an expensive, public probate court process or incurring attorney fees.

Ultimately, wills are public and are usually more expensive to administer, while trusts are private, efficient, and less expensive to administer.

Absolutely yes! It’s much better to have at least a simple will than nothing at all. If you don’t have a will or trust, then the state where you reside will decide who gets your money when you’re gone. You can use Modern Trust to create a simple will now. Later, when you own real estate or have business assets, you can upgrade to a living trust in order to avoid probate. But creating a simple will now is better than allowing your beneficiaries to be determined by the probate court judge according to state law.

A Pourover Will is a companion document to a living trust, where the beneficiary of the Pourover Will is the living trust. Yes, that’s right, the primary beneficiary of the pourover will is the living trust. And it is the living trust that says who gets what and when. It is important to have a Pourover Will with your living trust because sometimes people forget to properly fund their living trust with their probatable assets. In other words, when a person creates a living trust, they must also place their real estate and business interests into the trust in order to avoid probate, and so that the assets will be considered trust assets, which can then be distributed according to the terms of the living trust. Sometimes, however, people forget to properly title their real estate or other assets in the name of their living trust. In such cases, the Pourover Will is useful, because it states that any assets that were inadvertently left out of the trust should be transferred into the trust upon death, and thereafter administered according to the terms of the trust. Ultimately, then, the Pourover Will serves as a back up to the trust, in case someone forgets to put something into the trust. It’s a very simple will that says that whatever was left out of the living trust, gets poured over into the trust at death.

That depends. Generally, if you own real estate or have a business, or if you want your children or beneficiaries to attain a certain age before they receive their inheritance, then a living trust will be better.

Yes, you can start with a simple will in order to have some basic protection for your estate in place, and later, when you’re ready, or if it becomes necessary, you can create a living trust together with a new Pourover Will.

Sometime evidence can be introduced to authenticate a copy of a will, but the public probate usually requires an original will, and if you’ve lost it, you will have to create a new one. Modern Trust allows you to update and create a new will anytime.

Your Modern Trust can be saved, maintained and accessed online. Or, you can print out a copy of your trust and keep it in your personal files or in a safety deposit box. You may also keep a signed copy of your living trust on your own computer. With a will, however, it is important to print out and keep a signed copy in your possession, since most courts require a signed original will.

It’s easy - whenever you want to change your documents, just log on to Modern Trust, access your personal dashboard, make any changes to your beneficiaries, trustees, executors or assets, and then simply review and sign your new trust or will documents.

Create your Modern Trust in four basic steps:

  • Choose your beneficiaries
  • Choose your trustees
  • Add your assets
  • Sign and maintain your trust online

15 minutes! Complete your Modern Trust now, and get busy living!

Don't wait. Start your trust or will today!

Electronically create and sign your living trust today. Or, print out and sign your Last Will & Testament. Then download the mobile app for 24/7 access and make updates to your trust or will anytime. It's that easy.

Download App
Download App