Estate Planning attorneys balance competing interests when helping clients decide who they should name as personal representative and trustee. Some of the factors that a client needs to consider are the nominee’s responsibility, financial savvy, and temperament. These factors influence the fiduciary’s ability to pay debts, expenses, claims, negotiate on behalf of the estate, and to conclude the administration of the estate or trust. While many individuals consider acting in this capacity a great honor, the role comes with serious implications, including personal liability for failure to pay taxes. 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.