Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Deed of Trust

Deeds of trust are documents that create inter vivos trusts while the settlor is alive. UTC § 401(1). No special formalities are required. (Technically, deeds of trust do not even have to be written unless they are for real property, but relying on oral deeds of trust is a horrible idea.)

Deeds of trust require delivery of the property to the trustee.