CREATING YOUR OWN TRUST DOCUMENTS

Some people prefer to set up their documents because they want to create something themselves which is easy and without any delays and at a very low cost.

This is a short process consisting of the following steps:

  1. First of all you buy the document that you need. Such documents are set out in a list attached hereto, and which deal with the setting up of documents and the running documents for the administration of the trust at a later stage. The list of documents shows the cost for each and the expected time it will take to complete.
  2. Next all the relevant questions will have to be answered by you for that particular document that you have chosen. It gives you the opportunity to choose what situation applies to you and to choose the various options that exist in each situation. Thus you start to individualise the document very much the same as we lawyers would do if we were creating it for you. During this process you can halt the drafting to ask our advice or you can finish it and present it to us online for our advice and to explain the options that exist or the ones that you have chosen. Once you are satisfied that you have chosen and completed the right document for you, then you can then do a final check and print it out. Remember that you can check with us at all times to guide you through this process. Our answering service is available during almost 24 hours a day.
  3. Some documents such as a separation agreements and enduring power of attorney have to be validated by a lawyer and the other party will have to gain advice of another lawyer to make it enforceable. This does not diminish your right to set out exactly what both of you have chosen. It is part of a process which is set in place to protect the parties. This does not apply to Family Trusts or Last Wills, Wishes, Minutes etc. ,which you have set up. It means that when you are happy with your chosen form of document you can print it out and sign it to make it valid instantly.