Can we amend a trust that has errors in it and corrections made with white out?
Typically, the use of white out is not acceptable on a legal document and errors on the document can be corrected by crossing out the mistake and the signor of the document initialing next to the error and correction. Improper corrections could open up the document to review for validity. However, a well drafted amendment that referenced the earlier issues, including name spelling corrections in white out and inconsistent date references could be fix the issues. The trustor (person who created the trust) could execute an amendment if he/she remains legally capable of signing the new document.