Pour-Over Wills: Drafting for Testamentary Additions to Trusts
Probate and Property, January/February 2001, Volume 15, Number 1
By Thomas C. Taylor Jr.
The revocable living trust and the associated pour-over will have become the core of many modern estate plans. Under a typical pour-over will, property owned at death (and hence included in the probate estate) is devised to the trustee of an inter vivos trust, to be held in accordance with the terms of the trust.