How Does a Living Trust Work?

By Robert Todd - Updated September 18, 2017

The idea of a living trust is that, while a person is still alive, they transfer their assets into a trust document that administers the assets. Avoid probate through a living trust with help from a certified civil mediator in this free video on law and legal questions.

About the Author

Robert M. Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions. He is a certified family mediator and Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and law degree with honors from University of Florida Law School in 1974. He has a wide range of experience in civil trial practice, including family law, worker's compensation, construction litigation and commercial disputes, and health and disability insurance policy claims. Family Law Solutions was established in 2006 with an emphasis on mediation of family law matters. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Family Law Section, the American Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. He has earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and served as a speaker for seminars entitled "Child Custody and Shared Parenting" and "The Art of the Settlement."

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