If I’m the trustee of a Trust and creditors are coming after the beneficiary of the Trust, can they come after me or any of my assets?

Asked on October 31, 2014 under Estate Planning, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, a trustee is not liable for sny amounts owed by the trust or the beneficiary unless the trustee does something wrong: e.g. helps the trust or beneficiary hide funds; diverts funds to him- or herself; etc. And in that case, the liability flows from the wrongful act, not from the status of being a trustee.

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