Creating a DIY living trust is generally not a good idea. In fact, creating any kind of DIY trust is usually not advisable. When you create a do-it-yourself trust, you miss out on the opportunity to get legal advice. Your attorney may have been able to help you to find a better estate planning tool than the trust you are trying to create, which would have accomplished your goals in a more efficient and effective way.
An attorney can also help to make certain that the trust will actually provide the benefits you are hoping for, and will assist you in making certain that you fund the trust properly so all of the assets you are trying to protect can be kept safe. Finally, an experienced attorney can assist with the selection of a trustee and with the creation of a legally valid trust document so you will have the peace of mind of knowing you have created a valid trust with the right trustee in control.