Why do you recommend a non-family member to be a Trustee?
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This is recommended in the event of two possible scenarios
- There is disagreement between beneficiaries as to distribution of assets from the trusts. An external trustee can “act as a referee” and help ensure your wishes are carried out as stated in an “expression of wishes “document you complete at the time of the trust setup.
- If your children are all killed together in an accident another trusted person is available to distribute the assets as you would like.