Should You Choose a Corporate Trustee or Appoint Someone You Know?
When a family establishes a revocable trust, the grantor is, in many cases, the trustee as well. However, a revocable trust requires that the grantor appoints a successor trustee.
The successor trustee is on standby until the acting trustee dies or becomes mentally incapacitated and is unable to manage the trust.
You may think you know whom you would choose as a successor trustee, but it’s not as simple as appointing a family member and calling it a day. The successor trustee has many essential functions that take up time and resources.
If your family appoints this person, you must consider how other family members will view it and ensure there are no conflicts of interest.
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