If you are considering the creation of a trust, you should take some steps in advance to ensure that you make the right type of trust and to ensure that your trust is legally enforceable. To prepare for creating a trust, you will need to find the right attorney who can advise you. You’ll need to identify your goals for creating a trust so you can select the right trust type. You should also list the assets that you want to transfer into the trust. By thinking about exactly what you want your trust to accomplish and by identifying the assets that you are hoping to keep safe, you can put New York’s trust laws to work for you.