beneficiary

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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The Professional Trustee’s Guide to Estate Contests and Disputes

Estate contests and disputes can be intimidating for anyone, even a professional trustee. In this guide, we’ve answered some of the questions we’re commonly asked about estate and trust contests, estate disputes, and other issues professional trustees may face. What Are the Most Common Estate Contests and Disputes? Estate contests and disputes occur when an …

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How to Remove a Successor Trustee

Removing a successor trustee is possible, and generally requires filing a petition for removal, while working with a trust litigation attorney. For trust litigators, a common question is whether a successor trustee can be removed or replaced. Successor trustees don’t always manage the trust effectively, or respect the grantor’s true wishes. Sometimes successor trustees will …

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