People often set up trusts to avoid probate. While that is one goal of a trust, there is still a requirement to administer a trust, both before and after a person dies.
In South Dakota and Nebraska, there are rules to be followed to properly administer a trust. It is important that a trustee, including a non-professional trustee (for example, a family member) carefully follow the terms of the trust so that it is administered according to the wishes of the creator of the trust. The attorneys at Kennedy Pier Knoff Loftus, LLP, have helped many trustees successfully administer trusts.