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Use of the family member as trustee

Use of the family member as trustee

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Published by MCLE in Boston, MA .
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    Subjects:
  • Trusts and trustees -- Massachusetts.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementVirginia F. Coleman ... [et al.].
    ContributionsColeman, Virginia F., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 92 p. ;
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16596305M
    LC Control Number92060420

    While a corporate trustee may lack the personal family knowledge that would reside with a family member, friend or even an attorney, the firm providing the service should seek to gain a clear understanding of the grantor's wishes within the trust and focus .   On J , Governor Scott signed the Florida Family Trust Company Act, creating F.S. Ch. The act, which becomes effective October 1, , governs the formation and operation of family trust companies (FTC) in Florida. At least 14 other states1 currently have legislation authorizing FTCs (private trust companies). The act, together with favorable trust law and the absence of a.

    Massachusetts has a sales and use tax on buying or transferring motor vehicles. This guide provides general information about Massachusetts tax laws and Department of Revenue policies and procedures. It is not designed to address all questions which may arise nor to address complex issues in detail. Nothing contained herein supersedes, alters or otherwise changes any provision of the. “successor” trustee who can take over if that professional becomes unable or unwilling to perform the duties. Many people choose against naming a friend or family member as trustee at all. Instead, they select a professional trustee, a corporate trustee or some combination of .

      A corporate trustee is not influenced by family relationships. ve family relationships. A corporate trustee can make discretionary trust decisions without jeopardizing personal family relationships. t unexpected costs. A corporate trustee can handle routine trust matters without having to consult attorneys and accountants. If you don’t want to put the special needs trust funds into the hands of a family member or friend, and a pooled trust doesn’t seems like the right choice either, you have another option: You can hire an expert—a professional or corporate trustee. A professional trustee is an individual who administers the trust for a professional fee.


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Every trust must have a fiduciary, in this case, a trustee, to administer the trust assets. The two major types of trustees are independent trustees and family trustees.

In general, both independent trustees and family trustees assume responsibility to invest the trust’s assets. Both kinds of trustees must also balance the desires of the trust’s [ ].

Clients may believe that a family member will have an emotional attachment to the beneficiary of the trust and as trustee will stick with the job, come what may. Clients also assume that a family member trustee–unlike a bank–will not charge a fee, thereby saving the trust considerable money over the course of the beneficiary’s lifetime.

Family trusts often cause more harm than good J pm EDT is if the trustee chooses to give them something. Family companies are often included as. Serious family strife could develop if the family member fails to effectively manage the trust. Choosing an in-law as trustee could become highly problematic in the event of a divorce.

No One in My Family Has The Right Skills to Be a Trustee. Many persons prefer to name a family member as a successor trustee – such as an older child.

However, this position can sometimes cause conflict and disharmony in the family – especially when the older child must make discretionary decisions about distributions of trust funds to the other children. Can a non-family member be named as a trustee.

So I have a trust that exits until I am I would like to remove my brothers and sisters as potential trustee's and I.

The trustee family member may also be a beneficiary of the trust, which can present a conflict of interest in making trustee decisions. There are many matters to consider when serving as trustee.

Should you name a family member or a friend. On the surface, it appears naming a family member who will also be a beneficiary would be a good idea, a money saving idea.

You assume they will serve for free. Maybe a loving friend would do the same. If there are siblings, this could be damaging to family unity. Be sure this is the best decision. A trustee—the person(s) who will carry out the terms—is appointed at the time that the trust is formed, but has no role until the grantor is deceased or incapacitated.

The trustee can be a family member, close family friend or even a financial institution (think bank for brokerage firm). The trust agreement may divide the roles of the trustees. The role of one trustee, such as a corporate trustee, may be limited to “administrative” tasks and the investment of marketable assets while the other trustee, such as a family member, will have responsibility.

Family Trusts does an admirable job of answering that question, and in prose that will be readily understandable not only to the trust professional but also to the family member new to the 'trustscape.'" ―CHARLES E. ROUNDS, Jr., Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, and co-author of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's HandbookReviews: Can a Family Member Serve as a Trustee.

If you are setting up an Asset Preservation Trust to protect your life savings from long-term care costs, you will need to have a trustee.

Now, the word “trustee” may conjure up a negative image of a sinister character in some people’s minds, however, that just.

For a family member to be sole trustee, there should be some financial experience and strong administrative skills. Most folks assign family members as sole trustees, no.

Consider hiring an attorney, bookkeeper, accountant or corporate trustee to help you. (A corporate trustee can manage the investments and do the recordkeeping.) If you feel you cannot handle any of the responsibilities due to work, family demands or any other reason, you can resign and let the next successor trustee step in.

For part 1 of this series of posts, please click here. Independent or Family/Beneficiaries as Trustees. Most advisors will agree on the pros and cons associated with naming independent trustees vs. placing family members or beneficiaries in the role of trustee.

grantor(s) may also be the trustee(s) in some cases. The trustee may be a professional trustee (such as a bank trust department or a lawyer), or may be a family member or trusted adviser—though it may be difficult to qualify a non-professional to serve as trustee.

BENEFICIARY—the person for whose benefit the trust is established. Executor or Trustee of a Family Member’s Estate or Trust. Be careful. The role of an executor or trustee is often misunderstood by lay people who have never served as an executor or trustee.

Beneficiaries of an estate often litigate or argue over who should serve as the executor, administrator or trustee. The Successful Family Trustee. Being named to serve as the trustee of an ongoing trust created by a family member or close personal friend is often intended as a great honor.

A family trustee holds a position of enormous responsibility, and it can be a source, potentially, of enormous liability. I agree that a professional trustee is not needed in most situations, but if you want to kill a family as quick as possible – have one family member in charge of the other’s money There is a whole set of other problems (at least in NY) with trustee liability.

So you have Uncle in charge of the investment choices. A trustee can be a family member, friend, professional fiduciary or bank trust department. If you decide to use a family member or friend, you should ask him or her if they agree to serve in this role.

And, you want to take into account the person’s age and health and the likelihood of that person being around to administer your estate. When you set up the trust fund, you may have chosen a responsible family member to act as a trustee.

After 10 years, you have forgotten about that designation, but .$ (paperback) (click on book to order) If you are taking on the responsibility of serving as the trustee of a special needs trust, or if you have set up a special needs trust and have named a friend or family member as the trustee, then you will probably have a lot of questions about the trustee's role.

Being asked to serve as trustee of a family member's trust might sound like an honor. It involves stepping into the shoes of the person who created the trust to play an important role.