Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A condensed version of a declaration of trust, which leaves out details of what property is held in the trust and the identity of the beneficiaries. You can show a certification of trust to a financial organization or other institution to prove that you have established a valid trust, without revealing specifics that you want to keep private. In some states, this document is called a certificate or abstract of trust.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:12 pm