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When there are designated first and second (and possibly additional) trustees, it means, unless otherwise specified, that the first trustee is the immediate trustee and the second trustee is the successor in the event the first trustee dies or is unwilling or unable to continue as fiduciary.
Yes, if he appointed his mother a s first trustee then she will have the fiduciary authority, unless the trust states otherwise.
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