While some consider becoming a successor trustee a great honor, it is also a great fiduciary responsibility. As successor trustee, it is your duty to ensure that the trust estate is handled according to the trust document and the trustor’s wishes. When a loved one passes away, there are many tasks to be done and things to consider. Below is a list of some actions the successor trustee should consider.
For the first time since the data collection began in 2002, there are more job openings in the US than there are people unemployed (see chart below). We are currently in the second-longest economic expansion in our history, and if it continues through July 2019, it will become the longest. This has led to a period of prolonged job creation, which has driven down the unemployment level below four percent.
What do you imagine when you think of your digital afterlife? In 2013, McAfee completed a study and concluded that we each have an average of $35,000 worth of digital assets. However, 93 percent of people are unaware of or confused about how to quantify and pass along this information. The first step is to identify what you have of value.