Jamie B. Schwinghamer, Esq. and Allison B. Christensen, Esq., both associates in the Naples office, are co-authors of this article discussing the landmark trust protectors decision made by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal. This decision allows for the involvement of trust protectors, individuals appointed by the terms of the trust to carry out specific duties separate from those given to a trustee, to be used in relation to court trust documents. Ms. Schwinghamer concentrates her practice in the areas of probate, trust, guardianship, and complex commercial litigation. She provides public and private 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 and guardianship litigation. Ms. Christensen focuses her legal practice in the area of litigation. She provides clients with strategic counseling, and legal advice on a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, real estate and construction contracts, business transactions, business torts, business disputes, will and trust contests, disputed estate and trust administrations, guardianship litigation and appeals. Allison also has experience in securities, sports and intellectual property law.