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A living trust has become a popular estate tool for protecting and passing on assets to benefactors. The Web features a variety of sites with information on how they work:

AARP • Breaks down differences between a will and living trust, at

Family Education • Covers setting up a trust fund and a trust ABCs, at

Consumer Reports • Focuses on the need to establish a living trust correctly, at

National Consumer Law Center • Offers insights on living trusts, trust scams and probate issues in .pdf form, at

NOLO • Features a variety of information on living trusts and probate issues, at