The question whether creditors of a decedent's estate can reach the assets of an inter vivas trust is difficult. This article discusses the answers reached in various situations, and also a recent Missouri statute that allows the trustee to limit the time for creditors' claims.
Rights of Creditors to Reach Assets of a Revocable Trust after the Death of the Grantor - The Missouri Approach, 20 Real Prop., Prob. and Trust J. 1189 (1985).