my brother wont give me what my grams left me on a irrevolkable trust
Generally, if you were the beneficiary named in a California trust, you have the right to see a copy of the trust instrument, provided that your rights have vested. If your rights have vested, you can request a copy of the trust instrument directly from the trustee. Should they refuse to provide such a copy, you may file a petition with the probate court. An experienced lawyer can guide you through this process.
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If you are a beneficiary of your Grandmother's estate your brother has a duty to notify you.
You should get a copy of the trust and/or Will.
You can also obtain a copy of the Will if he is probating the estate in the county where your Grandmother passed.
If Grandma is alive, you don't have a right to a copy. If she has passed away, you have an absolute right to a copy. Follow the advice of my colleagues on how to get a copy.
You should consult with an estate planning attorney to review the facts and suggest. a course of action.
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