As the below article from Trusts and Estates Magazine shows, serving as a Trustee can be hazardous if you are not a professional.
It is common for clients to name family members as a Personal Representative or Trustee. However, before take on the responsibility you need to think carefully about your responsibilities.
The article below should be required reading before you take on the job:
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Clients also need to be careful in their selection of decision makers. Before you make a selection that creates a disaster, make sure you discuss it thoroughly with your estate planning attorney.
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