140 South Beach Street, Suite 310
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

1002 East New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 821-2321

Personal Representative

I recently had a difficult legal matter dealing with Trusts and Power of Attorney concerning my elderly parents. Heidi immediately took on the task with calmness and reassurance – and I felt things would work out – and they did. It was her priority to get everything in order and quickly. Heidi is a great person and cares deeply for her clients. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for a job well done.

 

~ Ron O

I was so lucky to have found Ms. Webb. As my parents were aging, new legal and financial questions arose with which none of us had any experience. Ms. Webb spent nearly two hours with us answering questions and sharing her professional knowledge and advice. She created an archive of our important documents and followed up via email throughout the following week until she could be sure that we felt confident and satisfied in the decisions we needed to make. She genuinely cares about her community and applies her expertise to help others before herself. Trustworthy, dependable, and efficient, Heidi Webb is a true gem!

~ Maggie C.

Ask Heidi: Should My Trustee Be My Spouse or Child?

Trustee

When selecting a trustee only you know your family members’ strengths and weaknesses, putting you in the best position to decide if your spouse or child can appreciate a trustee’s responsibilities.

Being a trustee creates many duties under state law. These include, but are not limited to, impartiality between the current and future beneficiaries’ interests, properly accounting for all beneficiaries and prudently investing trust funds.

Questions to consider:

  • Can your trustee separate his or her personal feelings and interests from those of the beneficiaries and exercise good judgment?
  • Will all parties be treated impartially if your children are not your spouse’s children?
  • Does your trustee have an ability to analyze investments?
  • Will there be a temptation for your trustee to risk hoping for a hefty return at the expense of the other beneficiaries?
  • What if your spouse re-marries?
  • Will a child who is trustee be able to exercise sound judgment when a sibling is a beneficiary or will tension develop between them?

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Melbourne and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Law.  

Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi.

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