Will a meditors help in a family arguing over blaming things on each other
Could you give a little more information please? Has the will been probated already, or is this a will that someone has just drafted and you are wondering the potential consequences? Does the trust mandate certain procedures for disagreements between trustees?
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Family Law Attorney
A mediator can help willing parties to work out their dispute. If the parties are not willing to work out the dispute, there is nothing a mediator can do. Mediation is voluntary. So, a mediator cannot force anyone to do anything.
Dispute among trustees/executors is often why nominating multiple trustees/executors is a bad idea unless a mechanism to resolve the dispute is written in the document.
If the parties cannot resolve their differences, the court will decide for them once a proper petition is before the court.
What you should do is review the specific facts with your attorney to see what legal options you may have.
Estate Planning Attorney
It is important for you to understand that the trustee's duties are outlined in the trust documents, so there is no way to tell you exactly what your responsibilities would be under the trust. As for any infighting between co-trustees, more detail would be required to provide you with direction. If you need a referral to an attorney, try the local bar association or the Avvo Find a Lawyer tool.
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