In estate planning, the issue often arises whether a revocable trust should be used.  Unlike Georgia, some states have onerous or costly (or both) probate laws.  There, using a revocable trust and a “pour over” will (to pick up anything not owned by the trust at death, with the will providing for payment of the assets covered by the will to the trust) often makes sense.  Otherwise, unless privacy is desired (probated wills are public record), simply using wills generally makes sense.  In situations where a Georgia resident (or a resident of any state where probate is not onerous or costly) owns real property out-of-state, it may be logical to consider using a revocable trust with a pour-over will.  Alternatively, an ordinary will with a revocable trust that holds only the out-of-state real property could be utilized.  Another possibility would be to place the out-of-state property in an LLC, thus causing the LLC interest to pass via the will.  (A side benefit of the LLC approach is the LLC should protect against potential liability for injury on the property.)  A revocable trust can provide for distribution of its assets following death.  However, when a revocable trust is used, assets need to be titled in the name of the trust in order for the trust to be the owner of the assets.  Many people don’t want to transfer ownership of their assets, including assets acquired after creation of the trust, to the trust.  At least in Georgia, a revocable trust does nothing to protect assets from creditors of the person establishing the trust.  The best way to go turns on the applicable facts.