Overland Park, KS asked in Estate Planning for Kansas

Q: I have a notarized trust document, in my name, but never filed. A legal description of my house is part of the doc.

I want to file the trust. What do I need to do to get it done.

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Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: If you are referring to a revocable living trust, the trust document itself is not typically filed with the Register of Deeds. The trust also does is not normally filed with the court as well.

If your house is to be transferred to you as a trustee of the trust, such a transfer would be accomplished through the filing of a deed with the Register of Deeds in the county in which the real estate is located.

You should visit with an attorney to review the document(s) you have and determine the best course of action to accomplish the estate planning goals you have. Best of luck to you.

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