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Trust Disputes and Contests
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When trusts are created, often the creator of the trust (called the “grantor”) has the desire to provide long-term benefits for those named in the trust (called “trust beneficiaries”). After the grantor has died, however, any issues that may arise concerning the management or disposition of trust assets must be decided by carefully reviewing the terms and conditions set forth in the trust itself.
When an issue arises concerning the distribution of such assets at the request of a beneficiary, in many cases the trust will be explicit in terms of how such issue should be resolved. In other instances, the trust may not be as explicit. The trust may provide discretionary authority to a trustee to make such determination, often in accordance with aspects that should be considered.
If you are a trust beneficiary and believe that your trust is not being administered properly please contact me to learn how I may be able to help.
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