revocable living trust, living trust, estate planning des moines iowaThe Governor has recently signed Senate File 112 amending the requirements for certifications of trust. The new Act becomes effective July 1, 2019.  The certification of trust must do all of the following:

  1. State that the Trust has not been revoked, modified or amended in any manner that would cause the representations in the certification of trust to be incorrect.
  2. Be signed by a currently acting trustee or the attorney of an acting trustee.
  3. Be subscribed and sworn to under penalty of perjury before a notary public as provided in Chapter 9B.

The new Act is broader than the current law which does not authorize attorneys to sign on behalf of a trustee.

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