When you establish a trust as part of your estate plans, you rely on your chosen trustee to follow your wishes and execute his or her duties as expected.
What happens, though, when a trustee doesn't quite work out as expected? Or, alternately, what happens when a beloved trustee dies or passes the reins to a successor trustee and the successor seems to be operating according to his or her own agenda -- not the will of the trust? What happens if the trustee seems to be milking the trust for personal gain through fees or other benefits? What sort of fail-safe can you provide your heirs -- since you won't be around to put a stop to abuses once they start?