Thank you; Yes, if the trust specifies the name of a successor trustee, that person is entitled to serve in that role should they accept the nomination.
Unlike the appointment of a personal representative of a probate estate, a trustee does not have to live in Florida or be related. Any individual, or a corporate trustee, such as a bank or trust company, can be named as successor/trustee. The individual trustee can be a family member, friend or professional advisor.
If an interested party has an objection, they can challenge it in court. There needs to be proof that the person is incapable of doing the job. Otherwise the court will usually defer to the wishes of the person that made the appointment.
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