Follow up to "I have been denied a full copy of my father's trust.."
2 attorney answers
I agree with the answer above. It appears there may already be a "conservatorship" in place as you alude to previous court hearings. If so, make sure there is an adequate bond to cover any losses to your father's money if someone steals anything before he dies. If no conservatorship is in place, you should do as the previous answer suggests: go see an attorney immediately and file for a conservatorship.
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If your father is still alive, and your father's trust is a typical revocable living trust, then you typically don't have any specific right to see the terms of the trust at this time, at least under the trust law provisions of most states. If you believe that your father is i need of assistance, including possibly the appointment of a guardian or custodian over his personal and/or financial affairs, then you should run, not walk, to an experienced elder law attorney in your area. Many will provide a free initial consultation so that you can understand the issue from a legal and procedural perspective, and determine if the attorney is a good fit for you and your family situation. I hear about court appearances begin made, which implies at least someone has an attorney. If you have an opposing positions, trying to handle this without the benefit of counsel is, unfortunately, going into battle unarmed.
Atty. Coulter is licensed to practice law in Pensylvania with offices in Monroeville, PA and Wexford/Sewickly, PA. His phone number is 412-253-PLAN and his email address is [email protected]
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