G. Timothy Leighton
Tim Leighton counsels clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC on trusts, wills, probate, business, charitable and tax matters.
A trustee is a person who is designated in a trust and is responsible for managing finances for the benefit of beneficiaries, paying expenses and making distributions. The trustee is often referred to as a “fiduciary”, which means the trustee has a legal duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries. Serving as a trustee can be complicated and intimidating, especially for a person who has little to no financial or legal background. Attorney Tim Leighton serves as counsel to trustees and has also served in fiduciary capacities. He is well versed in trust laws and can help you ensure that you are administering the trust properly to protect the interests of the beneficiaries as well as protect yourself from liability.