Although the trust document is not filed with the probate court, a trustee still has fiduciary duties to the beneficiaries to act for their benefit and follow the terms of the trust.  This often requires investing and preserving the trust assets; completing and filing regular tax returns; contacting and reporting to the beneficiaries—both income and remainder beneficiaries; dealing impartially with all beneficiaries; and distributing assets according to the terms of the trust.  Regardless of the responsibility, the experienced attorneys at BTJD can assist trustees as they seek to execute their fiduciary duties.  We have extensive experience filing estate and trust tax returns and can clearly explain various options for trust administration.