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By Lauren Surdyke on May 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Protecting moneyMaking changes to an irrevocable trust can be difficult. Even minor or administrative changes can require court approval and consent of all beneficiaries to the trust. Many states, including Missouri and Illinois, have addressed this by codifying a new role for trusts known as a “trust protector.”

What is a Trust Protector?

A trust protector is a third party with certain powers over a trust to ensure that the grantor’s wishes are effectively carried out. Generally, it is advisable that the trust protector be someone independent from the grantor and beneficiaries.

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