Depending on when all of this happened, you may have recourse. Of course, you would need to sue your aunt, which is not fun to contemplate. It may also be the case that your aunt is not collectible. It is something worth looking into, however, in order to preserve your potential inheritance. I would have an attorney review the trust agreement as soon as possible. It is possible that the trust gave your aunt the right to do what she did. Without reviewing the trust in detail, there is no way to say for sure.
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I agree that you need to have an attorney review the trust agreement to see what it allowed your aunt to do. If the terms of the trust did not allow for what she did, your recourse would be to sue her. You will need to weigh the time, effort, and expense of suing her with the potential collectibility of any judgment you may get. Good luck!
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It is statistically improbable that the successor trustee was empowered by the trust to take the property out of the trust and use it for his or her sole benefit. In all probability the trust document itself clearly states what is permissible and what is not permissible. Depending on how many years have passed and whether you knew or should have known of this incident, it certainly may be actionable. It is not impossible it could be criminal and you might be looking at embezzlement. First thing to do is to sit down and carefully read the trust. If you don’t have a copy of the trust and the trustee will not give you a copy of the trust, then you will have to go to Probate Court and get an order for a copy of the trust. Another thing that would be helpful would be an asset check on the trustee and see what can be found out about him or her financially.
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