Who should be the trustee (benefactor) of my living trust?
Many people serve as trustees of their own living trusts until they become incompetent or die. Others decide they need assistance simply because they are too busy or too inexperience or do not want to manage their day-to-day financial affairs.
Choosing the right trustee to act on the your behalf is very important. Your trustee will have considerable authority and responsibility and will not be under direct court supervision.
You might choose a spouse, adult child, domestic partner, other relative, family friend, business associate, or professional fiduciary to be your trustee. The professional fiduciary, could be a licensed, registered individual, or a bank or trust company licensed by the State of California. You may also name co-trustees.