Can a Grantor and Trustee Sign a Trust Separately?

A Grantor and a Trustee can sign the complete Living Trust document separately, but some specific steps should be followed to eliminate any potential legal issues.

First, both signatures should be notarized when each person signs.

Next, Standard Legal recommends that you print two signature pages and two notary pages: the Grantor signs and has notarized one set of pages, and the Trustee signs and has notarized the other set of pages.

Then, the two sets of pages are both included with the completed and signed Living Trust document.

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