Create a typewritten document to register the living trust. The document should contain the name of the settlor, the name of the original trustee, the date of the trust and a statement of acceptance of the trusteeship. It is also recommended that you write the name of the trust on the document, as many trusts are named after the settlor, such as "John Smith Family Trust."
Travel to the local probate court where the settlor resides.
File the document identifying the living trust with the clerk of the probate court. Upon filing, the living trust is registered.
- Estate Plan Center: Register a Living Trust
- "Gilbert Law Summaries on Trusts"; Edward C. Halbach Jr.; 2007