To have a valid Trust, California law only requires a proper manifestation of the Trustor’s intention to create a trust, trust property, a valid trust purpose, and a beneficiary. The law does not have any detailed requirements about what trustees fees are to be paid. 


A trust that is typically used to plan for asset transfer for the next generation is known as a “living trust” and is revocable and changeable during the lifetimes of the trust creators. If the trust creators have children and/or grandchildren the trust document will explain WHO are the children or grandchildren.


Probate Court Litigation starts with a written petition which states what is being complained about, identifies the parties involved, and requests relief. Probate court litigation lawsuits in the probate court are known as “petitions”.