Choosing A Trustee
As much as you love your children and would like to think they will be caring and unselfish when you’re not there to referee, this is the time to be realistic. If they really don’t get along, or if there could be jealousies, you and your family will be much better off with a professional as your successor trustee. The fee they charge is a small price to pay if it keeps peace in your family.
The purpose of this page is to help you consider all the factors in choosing a responsible person that will carry out your wishes without regard to family pressure and will carry out all tasks to the highest standards.
Don’t forget that you can name as many contingent individuals as you want. It costs nothing to add a professional fiduciary last. You should always have a back up plan.