Trust your trustee – Choosing a trustee who will carry out your final wishes
Abstract: Avoiding probate is a common estate planning objective. One option to help achieve this goal is to establish a living trust, also commonly referred to as a “revocable” or “inter vivos” trust. A living trust allows the transfer of assets to the trust and provides instructions for the distribution of assets after the donor’s death. But it’s necessary to select a trustee to oversee and administer the trust at that time. There are specific duties a trustee must perform, and two types of trustees to consider.