Thank you for your response. California does have a Uniform Trust Code.
I also wanted to mention that although my brother is refusing to lodge our fathers will and denies its existence. I have a copy of the Will and Trust. Thats why I don't understand his behavior regarding the will.
Every state has statutes that cover dealing with trust issues. THe UTC was just an effort to bring the various state laws into some uniform set of rules. As stated before, call a California Lawyer. An Oregon Lawyer can help you work through this but then you will end up with two lawyers - one here and one in California and it's just cheaper to start with a California Lawyer.
I found this on line: As of June 2009, 21 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the UTC, one state has adopted and then repealed it, and many of the remaining states are studying it for future introduction. The UTC is the first major attempt to collect, unify, and codify the law of trusts. It borrows from the comprehensive trust statutes of Georgia, Indiana, Texas, and Washington, and was patterned initially after the trust laws of California.
So California most definitely has laws governing trusts. You an probably find places to read it if you search on line but you are going to need the help of an attorney to figure out how to use it in your situation.