What does a trustee do after the death or disability of the person who created the trust?

After death (or if the person who created the trust becomes disabled during life), the trustee of a trust is responsible for “running the trust,” making sure that assets are property invested and/or distributed to the beneficiaries of the trust. The trustee is also responsible for communicating with beneficiaries about his or her needs. The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia have adopted the Uniform Trust Act (with differences in each jurisdiction) and this new law governs interpretation and administration of trusts.