If someone you love and respect has designated you to be the trustee of a testamentary trust, you may already know the challenges ahead. Whether the trust was created to provide for a minor child, an individual with special needs or some other beneficiary, you can expect to devote much time and energy to managing the trust effectively according to the provisions in its documents.
Despite changes in tax laws regarding trusts, these are still valid estate planning tools for meeting the needs for which their grantors create them. With careful planning and investment, the assets funded to the trust can provide security and peace of mind to the beneficiaries. In order to fulfill this duty as a trustee, you may find it helpful to have some basic information about the laws in British Columbia regarding investing trust assets.