Yes, a Trust can be of great benefit to most individuals and families for a variety of reasons. Even with a Will, the probate process may last several months, or sometimes over a year to complete. By placing your assets into a Trust, you may be able to completely avoid the intervention of the probate courts. Furthermore, by placing your assets into a Trust, you may be able to keep your assets, and the disposition of those assets, private. When you die, a Will needs to be filed with the court, thereby becoming a public record.