You're 40 years old, in the middle of your life. You're married, you have two kids, and you have a good job. You recently bought your dream home in the suburbs. Life has played out exactly how you wanted it to, and you assume you have decades left to enjoy it.
It is critical to take your time when naming a trustee, picking someone you know will do a good job. Perhaps your first inclination is to pick one of your adult children. Maybe you have another relative that you can count on. Perhaps you want to use a professional. No matter what route you decide to go, take your time, consider the person very carefully and only make your selection when you feel fully confident that he or she can administer your trust properly.