Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

210 South Beach Street, Suite 202
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

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 hired Heidi to create my trust. She is professional, knowledgeable and also very personable. She took her time explaining everything and I never felt rushed. The staff is very welcoming. Highly recommended.

~ Paul B

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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