The role of trustee has evolved significantly in the 21st century, and today’s trustees need to recognize that a trust is rooted in a human relationship, not just a legal one. With that perspective, the right trustees are best positioned to govern and conduct the trust as it’s typically intended—as a gift of love.

Choosing a trustee is easier said than done. Naming a close sibling who is not fully aware of their responsibilities can leave that person feeling ill-equipped for the significant decisions required along the way, while selecting a business associate may unintentionally result in that person struggling to be as impartial as they should be.

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