Is a beneficiary of a trust in California obligated to pay court cost to petition and review an accounting of a trust ?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Francisco, CA

Under California Probate Code Section 17200, the beneficiary may petition the court to obtain a court review of the account and acts of the trustee. Who is responsible for the court costs and legal fees involed in this action?

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  1. Michael Raymond Daymude

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    Answered . The beneficiary pays the costs and attorney's fees the beneficiary incurs. The trustee will pay the costs and attorney's fees the trustee incurs from the trust. Depending on the outcome of the proceedings this result could remain the same or be modified by court order.

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