Trusts Attorney in Kirkwood, Missouri

I’ve been named a trustee. Should I hire a lawyer to guide me?

St. Louis, MO estate & probate attorney Alicia Albus explains what to do if you’ve been named as a trustee.

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i think it’s important to speak with an
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attorney after someone has been named a
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trustee
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again the state the state of missouri
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has certain requirements for a trustee
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and those could involve a notification
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to the beneficiaries or providing
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notification to
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possible creditors that are out there
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and if those
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requirements aren’t met then the trustee
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is left with either paying the bills
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that weren’t paid through the trust
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administration or paying taxes so it’s
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basically a process that you want to to
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comply with the statutory requirements
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or else the trustee is liable for
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whatever didn’t get done so you
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certainly want to have a lawyer just
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advise you at least the requirements and
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and then
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understand what your obligations are
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it’s protect the trustee
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and in that role

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