Have you heard of an Estate Trustee During Litigation ("ETDL")? In instances where the validity of a Will is being challenged, the estate trustee appointed under the terms of the Will has no authority to preserve or manage the estate. However, the estate will still have to be managed and administrated in some fashion until the court can determine if the Will is valid or not. Thus, there is a need to have a neutral person, unconnected with the litigation, to safeguard the assets of the estate and pay the debts. That person is called an Estate Trustee During Litigation.