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Most states require that the inheritance of an heir under the age of 18 must go into a trust. To fulfill that requirement and maintain control, it is usually best to incorporate a testamentary contingent minor trust in your will. A testamentary trust only comes into existence after your will has been probated. Further, a testamentary contingent minor trust only comes into existence after your will has been probated and it is determined that the trust is necessary. Drafting a trust, rather than leaving it to the court, allows you retain control and ensure your intent is fulfilled. For example, if you can have the trust remains in existence until your youngest child is 25 instead of 18. Generally, we can draft a trust to meet you desires.