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In general, you don't need a trust to avoid potential headaches of probate for anything held at a bank.

Simply naming a beneficiary on your account will take care of things just as easy, will supersede the will/trust, and will avoid probate, all with that same death certificate.

Not always true; it depends on the registration of the account. Community Property goes thru probate no matter what. Being at a bank makes no difference at all.
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