""Mary Randolph, an editor at Nolo, a publisher of do-it-yourself legal guides and author of ""The Executor's Guide,"" says it is a good idea to get a lawyer to help unwind a trust, especially if it will hold a significant amount of money.
Trust owners can take some steps on their own—for example, going to a bank to change ownership of a trust-owned bank account back into their names as individuals. But if the trust holds a business or another asset, that could be more complicated.
""If you've got some money to spend on attorney fees—and most people who have created AB trusts do—it can save you a lot of trouble later,"" Ms. Randolph says."" Wall Street Journal
""Provides a guide for executors and trustees, describing legal procedures and terminology, what to expect, decisions that will need to be made, and questions to ask."" Reference & Research Book News
""Covers the gamut of estate chores and helps you get through them."" Kiplinger's Retirement Report
""The Executor's Guide [is] a super-detailed, step-by-step book that's a must-read."" Beth Fenner, CNN ""More Money"" blog