One of the most important and least recognized abilities of a professional trustee or administrative trustee is that of Family Peace Keeping. Like the name implies, a Family Peace Keeper, as it pertains to trusts and trust management, is the ability to make sure beneficiaries, heirs to the trust, and family members are able to get along with each other when things become stressful and tensions become high.
The Trustee Group is often brought into the picture after the passing of a senior family member. During these times, tensions can run high and people can be struggling with their emotions and feelings of loss. It is during these times that financial and legal issues can get the better of otherwise well-meaning and well-mannered people.
When the stress, worry, and concern overtake clear thinking, it is important to realize that there are professionals available to help with just about any situation. Experienced mediators can help diffuse difficult situations and resolve issues to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
Scott Yahraus and Kevin Singer, principals of The Trustee Group, are skilled and experienced mediators and have brought many conflicts to successful resolution. As professional administrative trustees, they have worked with many families and members of beneficial interest groups as they work through their issues regarding asset distribution.