How to Register a Revocable Trust in Florida

A revocable trust, or living trust, is a legal document that specifies how your assets should be distributed after your death. It can be terminated at any time during your life without cause or approval by others. Under Florida law, the trustee is the only person who can register a newly created trust. The trustee is an individual who manages assets within a trust. The revocable trust also must be registered in the county where the trustee resides.

Step 1

Determine if registration is your best option. Registering a revocable trust in Florida is optional. Registration provides no benefit unless a dispute arises in court.

Step 2

File the appropriate documents, such as copies of stock certificates or deeds, with the court when you register. The trustee decides what information is appropriate.

Step 3

Include the appropriate filing fees and any standard forms that the court may require. Contact the register of wills for this information.

Step 4

Mail the complete listing of documents that you want associated with the trust to the court. Check with the court within the next 30 days to ensure the documents have been properly filed.