The responsibilities of a trustee are often complex and time consuming. Managing trust assets often entails familiarity with tax law, real estate markets, security markets, and financial planning. Often it is the oldest or most responsible heir who is given this duty. Here are some things you should consider before deciding on a trustee.
It could be that after asking yourself these questions you may determine that a corporate trustee would be better for all. The most common reason for not naming a corporate trustee is expenses, but don't be penny wise and pound foolish. The reason you went to the trouble of setting up a trust is to protect your loved ones; a poor choice of trustee could make it all a waste.
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