Legal professionals stress choosing estate executors and trustees carefully. One of the reasons is the enormous financial responsibility that trustees carry for beneficiaries of an estate. The person assigned to a trustee position must have the competence and professional advice and resources to do the job.
The administration of a trust following the death of its creator is usually left to a trustee. However, many legal experts now advise appointing a trust protector as a supplement for a trustee, rather than a replacement.
Wills are rarely hidden from public view. However, some Hollywood celebrities and other famous people request the sealing of a will for privacy.