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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Probate: Probate FAQ: Trust FAQ

Trusts Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What powers does a trustee have?
  2. When does a trust end?
  3. Where are trusts registered?

1. What powers does a trustee have?

The trustee must collect, preserve and protect the trust assets. A trustee has all powers given to him or her in the trust unless it either conflicts with California law or a court orders otherwise.

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2. When does a trust end?

Usually a trust only ends when the terms of the trust determine it ends, unless the trust has been revoked.

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3. Where are trusts registered?

Trusts are not registered with the court. You may want to contact the County Recorder or the attorney who prepared the trust.

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