In many cases people believe they need a living trust to avoid the probate process upon their death. In Texas, however, the probate process is less complicated, and therefore generally less costly, than it may be in some other states. This is not to say that a trust may be advisable for some people. The benefit of having a trust depends on the circumstances of each individual case. Therefore, you should consult an attorney to help you determine if a trust is right for you.