Definition of the Month: Pourover Will

Posted By: Manish C. Bhatia

A Pourover Will is a document that pours all of the creator’s assets into his or her Trust at death.  The Trust document then controls the distribution of the assets.  Proper funding of a Revocable Living Trust during the individual’s life is important, but the Pourover Will ensures that any assets that remain outside of the Trust, whether intentionally or unintentionally, are transferred to the Trust at death in order to be distributed in accordance with the wishes of the individual.