Ask the Experts: What do living trusts cover and cost?

Getting a living trust is on many people’s “must-do” lists. But what a living trust covers and how much it costs can be unknowns.

Here with some explanations is Sacramento estate planning attorney Kay Brooks with Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corp. She’s one of our local “Ask the Experts” panelists, who answer readers’ questions at That’s where you’ll find more of her advice, as well as tips from our other local experts on taxes, investing and personal finances.

Q: Approximately how much would I pay for a living trust, if my only asset is a duplex?

A: To read Kay Brooks’ answer, visit the Ask the Experts here on