We understand the importance of effective communication with our clients. We keep you informed, and we work closely with your family and business to follow the latest trends in estare planning and are able to take advantage of the latest tax developments. We work closely with your advisors to make sure that your estate plan is integrated with your business and retirement goals.
As long as you are acting as trustee, you must act with prudence and fairness. Since you are taking care of the assets for the beneficiary, you are responsible for doing the best you can to avoid waste of assets, and you must grow assets. Many people worry that they could get in trouble should they make a bad decision, but that is not the case. As long as there was no ill intent, and it was a reasonable decision at the time that it was made, there won’t be any penalties. Trustees do, however, typically manage assets conservatively to ensure assets will be there for the beneficiaries when the time comes.
You have worked hard throughout your life to build up your estate, so it is important to do everything you can to protect what you have earned. Part of any good estate plan is going to be evaluation of your exposure to creditor liabilities or litigation risks. There are many different threats to your assets, and planning for all of them can be difficult. Our team can help by analyzing your particular situation and taking steps to protect your family from the most likely risk that may present itself.