If you pass away and transfer assets through a will, there is a possibility that someone will contest your will and your wishes for the distribution of your assets will not be respected. Avoiding the possibility that a will is going to be contested is one possible reason that you may wish to create a trust. While it is possible for a trust to be contested, it is much less likely that someone will be able to successfully argue that a trust is not a true reflection of your wishes.
When you create a living trust, you remain involved with that trust throughout much of the course of your life. Your continued involvement with the trust provides concrete proof that you actually meant to make the trust and that it is a true reflection of your wishes. Because of this, it is hard for someone to successfully prove that you didn’t actually mean for the instructions you provided in your trust document to be followed. You still want to ensure that your trust is a legally valid one, though, which is why it is a good idea to talk with a trust lawyer about how to follow NY rules for trust creation.