Question by  Rathi (108)

Does the appointment of a beneficiary as co-trustee to a revocable trust dissolve that trust?


Answer by  DogLover82 (412)

No. The trustor can change or add trustees as he or she chooses. Often, in a revocable trust, the trustor, trustee, and beneficiary are all the same person (or persons), at least for the lifetime of the trustor. A revocable trust is mainly created to avoid probate, and not subject to the rules of other sorts of trusts.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

It does not dissolve the trust. However, it can create a significant conflict of interest in which you can challenge the appointment.


Answer by  bob54 (7)

A beneficiary serving as a cotrustee to a revocable trust does not dissolve the trust so long as he is not the sole trustee, unless the trust instrument says otherwise.


Answer by  LadyLawyer (325)

This would differ under state law, but the only way to dissolve a revocable trust is to revoke the trust, or for the corpus of the trust to be eliminated.

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