Trust and probate record keeping

Trust and Probate Record Keeping

Last week we discussed record keeping for conservatorship matters. The rules are similar, but somewhat different, for trust and probate record keeping. Generally, accounting requirements for trusts and probate proceedings are somewhat easier to handle (at least in Arizona). But simpler accounting does not necessarily mean that record keeping is simpler. A trustee or a…

Placing Restrictions on Your Trustee

Placing Restrictions on Your Trustee

When you sign a trust, you probably have a vision of how the trustee will operate. Will they continue to utilize your trusted advisors? Liquidate all your carefully-selected assets? Understand your intentions regarding distributions to your beneficiaries? You might place restrictions on your trustee to make sure they behave in accordance with your vision. Much…