How can we protect any unauthorized changes to a living trust?

by Dandelion_920

We had the living trust done by ourselves and got the page notarized. But the notarization is really only for the signatures from my husband and I on ONE SINGLE page.

My question is: If anybody with the software make any changes to our living trust and print out the pages without our signatures, they can use those changed pages with our signature pages to "create" a brand new living trust. How can we protect any future unauthorized changes?

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Jan 04, 2011
Sign All Pages of Living Trust
by: Mo Johnson

Hi, this is why most living trusts provide a place for you to sign or initial each page of the trust.

It would probably be better if you re-did the trust with initials on each page. Of course, I can't provide legal advice and I have no idea if the trust you have complies with the law of your state. The only way to be sure of that is for you to talk to a good local estate planning attorney.

That's always the best advice anyway.

Jan 04, 2011
Re: Comments from Mo Johnson
by: Dandelion_920

Dear Mo Johnson,

Thank you very much for your comments.

I was thinking about signing on each page as well. But there are two concerns:

1) There is no place for signature/initial on our living trust. Not sure if adding additional signatures on each page will make it any "illegal".

2) Even if we sign each page, do we have to have each page notarized?

Thank you.

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