The Ten Commandments for Fiduciaries

First Commandment: Thou shalt be faithful to the interests of the Trust and its beneficiaries. Always!

Second Commandment: Thou shalt not use the office of Trustee to take out thy aggressions on thy siblings. Never!

Third Commandment: Thou shalt not use Trust assets for thy own benefit. Ever!

Fourth Commandment: Thou shalt not commingle Trust assets with the assets of others. Never!

Fifth Commandment: Thou shalt not hire thy kids. Never, ever, ever!

Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt keep all Trust beneficiaries informed. Always, always, always, even if there is no news!

Seventh Commandment: Thou shalt keep proper and complete records. Always, always, always!

Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt not take exorbitant Trustee fees. No, no, no, never!

Ninth Commandment: Thou shalt make Trust property productive. Always!

Tenth Commandment: Thou shalt keep thy attorney informed. Always, always, always. Otherwise how can we help you?

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