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Living trust are far superior to wills. but u still would want a pour-over will if you have a trust.

Probate fees in California are substantial - alway more than the cost of the trust. If you have over a million dollars in almost all cases its better to have a revocable living trust, they are the standard way of saving estate taxes by using A and B trusts. If you have young hier they can avoid letting the kids get the money all at once and waste it too quickly.

If u have less u can avoid probate by joint tenancies and other similar strategies.

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