A Last Will and Testament is a legal document wherein you direct how your estate (which is basically everything you own at death) should be distributed.
A Trust is a legal document wherein you place certain property in trust for the benefit of a named beneficiary and you provide instructions to a Trustee (a person of your choosing) on how to manage and distribute the property.
The biggest difference between the two documents relates to when they become enforceable. A Last Will and Testament doesn’t become enforceable until the moment of your death. A Trust becomes effective the moment it’s created. A Testamentary Trust, unlike the basic or general Trust, operates more like a will. In other words, a Testamentary Trust is just like a basic or general trust except that it does not become enforceable until the moment of your death.
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