When clients undertake Estate Planning, they face the difficult decision of naming one or more individuals to serve in various fiduciary positions. If a client sets up an irrevocable trust during life, the client may prefer to serve as trustee instead of naming a third party. Serving as trustee gives comfort to the trustor that they maintain a level of control over the assets transferred to the irrevocable trust; however, depending upon the provisions of the trust, naming a trustor as trustee of an irrevocable trust could defeat the intended tax consequences. This article explores what powers a trustor should avoid serving as a trustee of an irrevocable trust. Read on to learn more.
About Amy Lazas
Amy Lazas is the owner of Providence Law Group, LLC., where she works with clients in the areas of estate planning and administration. Prior to her legal career, Amy worked in large corporate organizations for over 20 years marketing and selling products and services. She also managed corporate partnerships in the U.S. and Internationally.