Will a living trust protect my assets against creditors?
Creditors are entitled to reach the assets of a living trust during the grantor's lifetime. Even where the trust is irrevocable, if the transfer is made to that trust while there are unpaid creditors of the grantor, creditors can generally reach the assets of the trust. Creditors may generally reach the assets of any trust to the extent that the grantor can enforce his or her own rights to trust assets. Upon the death of the grantor, creditors of the grantor may or may not be barred from enforcing claims against a living trust, depending on the circumstances of creation and administration of the living trust. A surviving spouse may not have elective share ("forced inheritance") rights against a living trust as would be available against probate assets.

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1. Will a living trust save income taxes?
2. Can I preserve assets in a living trust and still qualify for Medicaid?
3. Will having a living trust avoid challenges by my beneficiaries or heirs?
4. Will I save estate taxes with a living trust, compared with a will?
5. Will a living trust protect my assets against creditors?
6. Will a living trust help me while I am living?
7. How are trusts classified?