A trust is a legal arrangement that allows assets such as money or property to be kept safe for the beneficiaries named in your Will. Trusts are most commonly used to hold assets for children until they reach a certain age.
A trustee is simply a person you appoint to be the legal administrator of assets held in a trust. Their job is to manage that trust, and, in some cases, make decisions about how the property within it is to be used.
The more specific details of a trustee's responsibilities depend on the type of trust and the terms of your Will.
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