Table of Contents
- 1 Should trustee and guardian be same person?
- 2 What is the difference between a trustee and a guardian?
- 3 Can a trust name a guardian?
- 4 Can a trustee and personal representative be the same person?
- 5 How does trustee and guardian work?
- 6 What does it mean to be a trustee in a will?
- 7 Can a trustee be a beneficiary of a will?
Should trustee and guardian be same person?
Your guardian and trustee can be the same person, which many people may want from a practical standpoint, Johnston says. After all, “if you trust your children’s lives with that person, typically you also should trust them with the finances.”
What is the difference between a trustee and a guardian?
If there is a trust in place for your children, a trustee will be needed to manage, safeguard and distribute the assets it owns. While a guardian of the estate manages the child’s property, a trustee manages the child’s trust assets.
Can a trust name a guardian?
You can name both long term / permanent guardians in this document, as well as short term / temporary guardians. The revocable living trust specifies how your assets are managed and distributed to your children.
Can a child have 2 guardians?
It’s legal to choose a different guardian for each child. You can even create more than one guardian for one child, though this has the potential to create problems should the co-guardians ever disagree.
Can the executor and trustee and guardian be same person?
The guardian must also work with the executor and trustee to ensure that any estate assets are properly managed and distributed to the children. While it may be possible for someone to serve as both guardian and trustee, an independent party acting as trustee can also oversee the guardian’s activities.
Can a trustee and personal representative be the same person?
The personal representative and the trustee named in such wills are sometimes the same person. In the case of a revocable trust containing a testamentary trust, the trustee continues on as the trustee of the trust after your affairs are settled and the trusts are funded.
How does trustee and guardian work?
NSW Trustee & Guardian supports the people of NSW in planning for their future legal, health and financial decisions. When NSW Trustee & Guardian makes your Power of Attorney document, you can appoint them as your attorney, or someone of your own choosing.
What does it mean to be a trustee in a will?
A trustee is a person who takes responsibility for managing money or assets that have been set aside in a trust for the benefit of someone else. As a trustee, you must use the money or assets in the trust only for the beneficiary’s benefit. If that’s the case, you can’t use the money for anything else.
What is the role of a guardian in a trust?
A guardian of a trust is an office created by the trust deed upon which various powers are conferred: such as the power to appoint or remove a trustee, the power to consent to any trust distributions, or even the power to approve or direct the investment policy of the trust.
What are the disadvantages of being a guardian?
A guardianship proceeding may become costly if contested. The alleged incompetent person or other family member(s) can contest a proposed guardianship. There may be an unnecessary infringement of the alleged incapacitated person’s privacy, freedom and loss of decision-making authority.
Can a trustee be a beneficiary of a will?
The trustees are the legal owners of the trust fund (for example, the life protection policy). Both the settlor and/or beneficiary can be a trustee, however if a beneficiary is a trustee it could lead to a conflict of interest – especially when trustees have the power to decide by how much each beneficiary can benefit.