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There are many different types of trusts, some of which are created during the trustor’s lifetime (living trusts) and others that are created only after death (testamentary trusts). Different trusts have different purposes, such as minimizing estate taxes or providing for a family member. 

Trusts must be created correctly. People creating living trusts also need to fund their trust, which involves putting property into the name of the trust. People who create trusts generally also need a will.

Trusts in Washington are governed by RCW Chapter 11.98.

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