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I had done a trust children a few years ago but I lost

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I had done a trust for my children a few years ago but I lost all the paperwork. Is my trust registered somewhere and can I get a copy? I am no longer in touch with the attorney who wrote the trust.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 6 months ago.
There is no registry for trusts;Any property held in trust would state that on the deed (for example, real estate) If the attorney is still in business, then the firm can be contacted, as even if the attorney is no longer employed there, the firm may have a copy. Under 16061.5 the court may allow a copy of a trust to be introduced, but if the trustor is still alive that is never recommended; rather the proper course of action is to prepare a new trust to ensure that the property goes to the intended heirs.
Expert:  LegalGems replied 6 months ago.
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