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 Loftus & Reynolds, LLP, have helped many trustees successfully administer trusts.