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Can I correct my name in a living trust?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

My mother had a living trust made in 2002. The account who did the living trust had passed away in 2014. My mother passed away in Oct.2017. He put my name as Maria. My name is Marie.

ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU:

The revocable trust because irrevocable upon your mother’s passing.  There is no changing it now. A one letter difference in a name is not a fatal error.  It is called a scrivnor’s error.  The Trustee will have no problem distributing your inheritance to you.

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