"Trust Protectors: The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals Issues a Trailblazing Decision," Jamie B. Schwinghamer, Esq.

In this article, attorney Jamie B. Schwinghamer discusses the recent appeal from the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals on the issue of trust protectors and their level of authority over trusts. The use of trust protectors, individuals appointed by the trust to carry out certain duties separate from those of the trustee,  have recently become more and more accepted in the estate planning community. Jamie B. Schwinghamer concentrates her legal practice in the areas of probate, trust, guardianship and complex commercial litigation. She provides private and public sector clients with strategic counseling, business, and legal advice on a variety of matters including, but not limited to: will and trust contests, disputed estate and trust administrations, trust modification, revocation and terminations, surcharge and removal proceedings, guardianship litigation and commercial, real estate and construction contracts. To read the entire article, please click the PDF below: