What Can We Do To Avoid Probate?
(elk grove, ca)
My mother passed away 4 months ago. She set up a living trust, the life insurance is part of the trust. Upon her death the life insurance paid out the death benefit to "the estate of...." instead of to the "trust of ...." and now the bank will not let us deposit it.
I spoke with the attorney and he said that the trust will now go into probate. What can we do to avoid probate?