A common question about executing a trust is, does a trust have to be notarized?
With a will, California law requires that a will be witnessed by two people. A California will does not need to be notarized. However, with a revocable, living trust, most trusts prepared by an attorney are notarized. Does a trust have to be notarized?
Surprisingly, although most estate planning attorneys in Orange County notarize wills, there is no legal requirement in the law that a trust be notarized.