Fiduciary as Trustee-
How can a Fiduciary help a Trustee carry out their legal duties if they are not able or do not wish to have all of the responsibility?
The Trustee has the responsibility of carrying out the terms of the trust as set forth in a trust document. A trust can be created by the language found in a will or a document created during life. If the former, it is a testamentary trust; if the latter, it is a living trust. The trustee is usually a person named by the creator of the trust in the trust document. In some cases, the trustee cannot carry out his or her duties either because of incapacity or death. If there is no named successor trustee who can serve, the court has the responsibility of appointing a trustee, usually someone who is nominated by the trust beneficiary(s).
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