Who can serve as a trustee
The trustees of your trust can be yourself, your family members or friends, professionals (accountants, attorneys, etc.), a bank or a trust company, or any combination of these people.
To learn about the role and responsibilities of a trustee, see our article Duties of a Trustee .
For advice on how to pick someone to serve as a trustee, see our article How to Choose Trustees .
If you are naming only a single trustee, you will want to be sure to name at least one successor trustee. In case the primary trustee that you name is not able to serve as trustee for any reason, the successor trustee can serve. If you are the sole trustee you'll also want to name a successor trustee so that the trust can continue to be managed after your death.
If you are establishing a revocable living trust
To learn more about living trusts, see our article Living Trusts .
To learn more about revocable trusts, see our article Revocable Trusts .