Being a trustee is a big responsibility that comes with both ethical and administrative obligations. Although you do not have to have an attorney inform you of these obligations or help you comply with them. If you try to administer a trust on your own (especially when you may have some other significant obligations in your life and/or you may not be familiar with administering trusts), you can:
End up mismanaging the funds or assets of the trust
To clarify some of the essential obligations that come with administering trusts and to minimize the chances that you will make mistakes, in this three-part blog series. We will point out some of the main trustee duties you will need to know about when you are administering trusts. If you have questions about or need any assistance with your trustee duties, don’t hesitate to contact the Denver trust attorneys at Phillips & Blow, P.C.
When you agree to serve as a trustee, the primary ethical obligations that you have accepted and agreed to comply with as you administer the trust include:
For our continued discussion of trustee duties, be sure to look for the upcoming second and third installments of this blog series!
When you are ready for help administering a trust or dealing with any estate planning matter, you can turn to the trust lawyers at Phillips & Blow, PC. We provide a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to our clients’ estate planning, elder law and other legal needs. We take pride in helping each of our clients and their families find the best solutions for them.
While this means that we provide personalized attention at every step of the process, it also means that our clients can rely on our Denver trust attorneys to always be competent, caring and professional while providing them with the highest quality legal services at affordable rates.
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