Can I appoint replacing trustees for my family trust in my will?

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It depends on the provisions of the trust deed. The trust deed will often stipulate that the founder can in his will nominate a replacing trustee for himself. If there is not such a clause in the trust deed such a nomination in a will will not be legally enforceable. The family and trustees might, however, still decide to honour the wishes.

Volker Krüger

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