Pour-Over Will

If you have created a revocable living trust to avoid probate, you may have heard of a “pour-over will.” This kind of will is often used with a revocable living trust. Under the terms of a pour-over will, all property that passes through the will at your death is transferred to (poured into) your trust. A pour-over will takes care of assets that you don’t get around to transferring to the trust before your death. Then the assets are distributed to the trust beneficiaries you named while you were alive. A pour-over will also names executor of the will, guardian of minor children, and trustee, just as a regular will does.