Who is Trust & Will?*
Trust & Will is the leading online estate planning platform in the US whose mission is to help families secure their legacies. In our efforts to grow and provide more valuable services to our members, we’ve partnered with them to provide you with an easy, affordable, and online estate planning service.
Cover what matters most.
No one likes to think about what happens after they’re gone, but preparing for the unexpected now is the best way to ensure you’ve covered what matters most.
With an estate plan, you can:
- Nominate guardians for your minor children and pets
- Select beneficiaries to receive specific assets
- Complete your healthcare documents - including selecting a power of attorney
- Specify your final arrangement wishes
- Avoid probate (with a Trust-Based Estate Plan)
- Give your family the peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place
Not sure which plan is right for you?
We are not a law firm, and we are not a substitute for a lawyer or a law firm. We cannot give legal advice, guidance, or services. No attorney-client relationship is formed by any interactions with us and information provided to us is not protected by the attorney-client privilege.
That being said, we do offer Attorney Support services in some states. Click here to find out which states have Attorney Support available.
Most people complete a Will in 15 minutes, and a Trust in about 20 minutes. All of your answers are saved as you go, so feel free to pause and come back to pick up where you left off at any time!
Wills and Trusts have a lot of overlap, but also a lot of differences.
Wills are simpler documents that let you name guardians for kids and pets, designate where assets go, and specify final arrangements. The simplicity of a Will does come with some drawbacks: a Will offers more limited control over the distribution of assets and often has to go through a probate process after death.
Like a Will, a Trust also controls the disposition of assets but provides greater control over when and how your assets are distributed. Trusts only apply to assets held in the Trust, so you will need to transfer assets to the Trust. This makes a Trust a little more complex to set up, but it brings a major benefit. Trusts are also often used to minimize or avoid probate entirely, which can be a huge draw for many and justifies the additional work upfront needed to create a Trust.
Both are ways to say who will receive your assets - Each has different ways of distributing those assets, as well as different advantages and disadvantages.
You can learn more about Trusts and Wills here!
You can make updates to your documents directly from the Summary page in your account! Just take the following steps to get there:
- Click “Summary” from the menu bar on the left side of the page.
- Scroll to the section you’d like to update and click on it. That takes you back to the relevant questions and allows you to edit your answer. Remember to click “Save & Continue” to save the changes!
- Click “Save & Exit” to return to the Summary page.
You can request a shipment* of the latest version of your documents or download and print from your account. Learn how to download and print your documents here.
The annual membership offers many benefits to Trust & Will users! Pricing and more info are below
The first year from the purchase date is free of charge. After that, pricing depends on the Estate Plan you choose:
- Will-based Estate Plan: $19 per year
- Trust-based Estate Plan: $39 per year
Once enrolled in the annual membership, you'll receive access to:
- Our Document Upload feature lets you store digital copies of important documents (Such as deeds, banking info, vehicle titles, etc.) along with your Estate Plan
- Our Shared Access feature, which allows you to share your Estate Plan digitally and uploaded docs with loved ones
- Access to edit your Estate Plan as life unfolds
- Access to download your documents free of charge, at any point in time
- Store in a safe place
- Notify loved ones of the location
Review & update your documents every year
Having a discussion about your estate plan can be a great way to share your wishes and prevent conflict. Even if you're hesitant to share details, you should consider letting your family, Executors or Successor Trustees, and loved ones know that you have an Estate Plan and where the original signed document is located.
A safe deposit box is a secure location, however, it may not be the best place to keep your Estate Plan. It can be complicated and time-consuming for your loved ones to access your safe deposit box to search for an Estate Plan. This could be an issue if there are time-sensitive issues, such as needing someone to make health care decisions on your behalf.
Creating your Trust is the first part of the estate planning process. After you sign your Trust document, the next step is funding it. The process of funding a trust involves transferring assets to it. This is what will prevent your assets from passing through probate.
Learn more with our Trust Funding Guide!
Members get 20% off the estate plan of your choice
Create your Trust or Will today and gain peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place for your family, future, and legacy.
* Probate planning services, including wills and trusts, are offered through Trust & Will, a digital estate planning program. Trust & Will is not affiliated with Achieva Credit Union and may pay referral fees to Achieva Credit Union. Probate products are not insured by the NCUA or any Federal Government agency; are not a deposit of, or guaranteed by Achieva Credit Union or any affiliate; and may lose value. Achieva Credit Union is not responsible for the service and does not endorse and/or guarantee legal services provided by any individual or firm.
** Must be an Achieva Credit Union member to qualify for discount. No promo code required, the 20% discount is automatically applied at checkout to the initial purchase of a Will or Trust-based estate plan. Offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Contact Trust & Will directly for complete information.