It can be difficult on a personal level to watch a client, whom you may have known for years, begin to lose his mental capacity. But if that client is the settlor of a revocable trust of which you are a trustee, the settlor's incompetence can also put you in a precarious legal position. In most states, so long as the settlor lives and is mentally competent, the trustee owes all duties solely to the settlor. But what if the settlor becomes mentally incompetent? In that situation, some ...

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