the trustee to my fathers living trust refuses to attot my portion of the estate to me as ordered. Can the probate judge order the trustee to pay my legal fees for having me take this back to court, or would I have to sue in a different court?
Estate Planning Attorney
If the trustee issues an order and it is ignored-the trustee could be in contempt of court.
So-the trustee would still have to comply and also deal with the judge.
So-keep the pressure on.
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4 lawyers agree
Yes, though it's in the judge's discretion. Be sure the "relief" part of your petition asks for the fees.
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Wills and Living Wills Lawyer
You can bet "your bippy" he can. Look to your attorney for advice. He/She may suggest filing an OSC but let him/her direct you in the best course of action.
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