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Category Archives: trustee
Is the Trustee you’ve selected qualified and prepared?
Excellent guidelines to use in choosing the appropriate Trustee for your trust(s). The answer is not as simple as you would think. Who is Fit to Be Trustee? Ask me about Trustee Scorecard (TM)
Trustees and the Attorney-Client Privilege
The fiduciary exception to attorney-client privilege is fertile ground for trust litigation. I’ve seen many situations where the attorney is advising his or her client on the same matter, with the client as the Trustee and as the beneficiary of … Continue reading
The 5 biggest mistakes a Trustee can make
This article from Barrons is a bit understated in some respects, but the points made are important ones. The Five Biggest Ways To Bungle a Trust
Estate Litigation Epidemic
For those of you in the wealth management arena, this article should get your attention. One of the assertions is that the bulk of estate litigation is the result of mistakes by estate planners. http://estateplanning.wealthcounsel.com/bid/69634/Epidemic-in-Estate-Litigation
Correct Trust Principal and Income Accounting is Critical!
Not too long ago, I was called to help out the remainder beneficiaries of a Trust. These beneficiaries were siblings and their dad had passed away. Before he died, Dad had been an income beneficiary of a separate Trust for … Continue reading