Estate planning advisors recommend that you periodically revisit your estate plan because of changing circumstances. An irrevocable trust that works fine when it’s established may no longer achieve its original goals if your family circumstances change or new tax laws go into effect. If you have one or more trusts in need of repair, you may have several remedies at your disposal, depending on applicable law in the state where you live and, if different, in the state where the trust is located. One option is to modify the trust. This remedy may be available, through court proceedings, if unanticipated circumstances require changes in order to achieve the trust’s purposes.