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“Do you want to be the executor of your own estate?”
“I hope so!”
Yes, I inadvertently asked this question of a client in my first month in the trust business. I meant to ask who he wanted to appoint as executor of his estate but the words came out garbled. Fortunately, I didn’t ask him if he wanted to be the executioner of his own estate. Since many unusual words are employed in discussions about wills and estates, I thought a brief refresher might be useful for you and certainly useful to me.
You don’t need to be an attorney to bring up the subject of personal trusts with clients. No one from a bar association is going to rush in and tap you on the head with a judge’s mallet as long as you’re not giving legal advice. As an FA, you want to learn enough about trusts so you feel comfortable raising this issue with clients. So, I’ve written this article to give you a sample of a few fundamentals which might be useful.
Join Retirement and Investment Subject Matter Expert, Lawrence (Larry) T. Divers for this informative webinar, as he highlights the key questions you must be ready to answer in your firm’s business practices beginning June 9, 2017.
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