Can I Edit Parts of an Existing Living Trust Document?

Some changes can be made to an existing Living Trust by “delineation” or “interliniation” – meaning words can be added or crossed out and modified, with such changes being initialed to show the change is intended.

But this editing option should be used in a limited way.

Using the delineation method on any type of Trust document is usually reserved for correcting small errors, removing parts of the document that may no longer be relevant, or making small additions.

If the changes sought to be made are substantial, or if the changes do not necessarily work in harmony with the majority of the existing language of the Trust document, a new trust or an amended and restated Trust should be prepared.

To create a brand new document on your own for an affordable price, see Standard Legal’s Living Trust legal forms software.