When drafting an estate plan, it’s critical to select the right trustee to carry out your wishes. It’s also important to establish procedures for removing a trustee in the event that circumstances change. Failing to do so may require beneficiaries to petition a court to remove the trustee for cause, which can be an expensive process. Reasons for removing a trustee include conflicts of interest and mismanagement. To avoid court intervention, allow beneficiaries to remove a trustee without cause if they’re dissatisfied with his or her performance.