Trust Litigation

What Happens If a Trustee Refuses to Give a Beneficiary Money?

The person who sets up a trust appoints one or more trustees to manage the trust assets for the benefit of the trust’s beneficiaries. According to California Probate Code §16000, trustees have a legal obligation to follow the instructions outlined in the trust instrument when administering the trust. As part of this duty, trustees must …

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Who Can Sue a Trustee?

A trustee has a legal, fiduciary duty to act prudently in managing the trust solely in the best interests of its beneficiaries. If a trustee violates this fiduciary duty, the beneficiaries can pursue legal action to remove the trustee and, in some situations, sue a trustee for their wrongdoing.  Some common reasons trustees can be …

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What Is a Trust Contest?

A trust is a legal arrangement where one person or entity, known as the “trustee,” holds the title to property and manages it for the benefit of another person or people, known as the “beneficiaries.” When an interested party believes that a trust is legally invalid, they may pursue a legal action called a “trust …

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