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Alaska Living Trust Form (Revocable)

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Alaska Living Trust Form (Revocable)

Updated January 25, 2024

An Alaska living trust is a legal document that allows an individual (grantor) to place assets and property into a trust that transfers to beneficiaries upon the grantor’s death. The trust is managed by a trustee, commonly the same person as the grantor, and becomes managed by a successor trustee after the grantor dies or becomes incapacitated.


Amending/Revoking – Unless a trust specifically mentions it is irrevocable, it is revocable.[4] A trust can amended in writing during the grantor’s lifetime. If there is more than one grantor, each may modify the trust in relation to the property they’ve contributed.[5]

Attorney-in-Fact – An attorney-in-fact mentioned in a power of attorney cannot modify a trust unless specifically mentioned in the trust document.[6]

Bond Requirement – A trustee must obtain a bond equal to the value of the trust if required by the terms of the trust or a local court.[7]

Oral Trusts – Oral trusts can be created.[8][9]

Review of Compensation – Any trustee or person employed under a trust may have their compensation reviewed if an “interested person,” such as a beneficiary, submits a petition to the court.[10]

Signing Requirements – There are no State requirements. However, it is recommended a trust be witnessed by two individuals and a notary public.

Trustee’s General Duties – A trustee’s general duty is to administer a trust for the benefit of the trust’s beneficiaries.[11]

Trustee’s Liability – A trustee is personally liable for the ownership or actions made under the control of the trust estate.[12]

Trustee’s Specific Powers – If mentioned in the trust, the trustee has the right to buy, sell, or modify any asset placed in a trust for its protection and safeguarding.[13]


  1. AS § 13.36.005
  2. AS § 13.36.010
  3. AS § 13.36.020
  4. AS § 13.36.338
  5. AS § 13.36.340
  6. AS § 13.36.340(c)
  7. AS § 13.36.085
  8. AS § 13.36.010(3)
  9. AS § 13.36.192(a)
  10. AS § 13.36.055
  11. AS § 13.36.070
  12. AS § 13.36.095(b)
  13. AS § 13.36.109