The jurisdiction here is California, USA.
This is a (sort of) hypothetical - I heard (third hand) of someone with a trust like this. I'm not terribly confident that I have all the details correct, but I'm interested in the details as written in this question.
The idea is this: a wealthy parent created testamentary trusts for his/her three children. The children are all adults - youngest in his/her early thirties. The idea is that upon the parent's death, the children will inherit assets held in the trust until the child is 75. Each child is the trustee of his/her own trust. I don't know the specific terms of the trust, but I believe that they include provisions restricting the sale of some real estate.
The question is this: as the trustee of his/her own trust, what's to stop one of the children from violating the terms of the trust and selling the real estate held in the trust? As beneficiary, they would clearly have standing to sue to protect their interests, but since they're also the trustee, that doesn't make much sense.
Is there anyone besides the beneficiary who would have standing to sue to enforce the terms of the trust?
In the absence of anyone with standing to sue, is there any other mechanism by which the terms could be enforced?