A bare trust is, in a sense, a halfway house between a full trust and outright ownership. The legal control rests with the trustees and they have the usual trustee responsibilities but ownership for tax and all other purposes belongs to the beneficiary. This information sheet outlines how a bare trust can arise in different ways.
Contentious trusts and probate is a legal term used to describe disputes over inheritance, wills or trusts. It is a specialist and very technical area of law. That is why it is important to have an expert on hand.