Trusts are a contractThe world of trusts is quite unique.  Trusts not only can be formed verbally, but notarization is not required.  Probate Code §§ 15200, 15206 and 15207 are silent as to requiring a notarization, therefore, no notarization required!  A trust is essentially a contract.  But for real property, it must be in writing. Probate Code §15206