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Hi, thanks for submitting your question today. I'm afraid to tell you I'd have to concur with the trust attorneys. Your living there, even while it is on the market to be sold, technically violates the the division of "ownership" that constitutes a trust. Specifically, imagine that you gave the house to another person to hold for the benefit of other people. Now if you went and demanded from that other person that you be allowed to live in the house, even while they prepared it for sale, have you really unconditionally given away the property? The law would answer no because you are still getting a benefit form the property. The problem is you risk jeopardizing the division in the trust and if you do you lose the tax and probate benefits I'd guess your you or your husband were hoping to achieve.
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