Choosing a trustee for your trust is one of the most important decisions you will make.  Charlotte State Bank & Trust provides professional trustee services and is an excellent choice to serve as trustee of your revocable or irrevocable trust or IRA.

The choice is whether to choose a corporate or an individual trustee.  There are significant responsibilities in being a trustee; and providing quality trustee services requires expertise and knowledge that individuals may not always possess.

When considering naming your trustee, consider some of the responsibilities required:

  • Take possession of and maintain control of trust assets
  • Collect amounts due and pay expenses
  • Maintain clear and accurate accounts and records
  • Administer the trust in the interest of the beneficiaries
  • Value assets for tax, insurance, disposition, and capital gains reporting purposes
  • Arrange for payment of estate, inheritance and income taxes
  • Monitor trust or estate portfolio investments
  • Administer the trust according to the provisions in the trust documents

The job of being a trustee is demanding in many ways and carries a certain amount of liability involving the violation of applicable law, non-compliance with terms of the trust or failure to discharge any trustee duties or responsibilities.

For a free, comprehensive guide for the important task of choosing a trustee, please contact Christine Hause at (941) 624-1917 or by email at

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