I have requested the trustee provide full bank records for every account, but he has denied the request. I would like to know how much in legal costs to file an objection with the court.
This accounting was filed with the court? You have time constraints if so, so I would hire a lawyer right away to file your objections. Hard to say what it would cost - I believe most lawyers would charge hourly for this.
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It would be challenging for an attorney in this forum to tell you what filing an objection will cost. A review of your situation would be required. If the accounting has already been filed with the court, you have to be concerned about time. Please do not delay in contacting and consulting with local counsel. Try the Avvo Find a Lawyer tool or contact your local county bar association for a referral.
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As Eric stated, knowing costs without analyzing your case would be very difficult. A consulting attorney would need to know several facts to give you a detailed analysis. You stated this is the trustee's final accounting. Has distributions been made yet or is the trustee asking for your approval before a distribution? I highly suggesting using Avvo or your CA State Bar to find an attorney in your area. An initial consultation can give you more insight into your options as well as a better idea of fees. A consultation can range from free to a few hundred dollars.
You have right to an accounting. You may object to accounting filed with court. Be sure to file any objections timely.
You may petition court to place trust under court supervision. You may demand accounting, if not already filed.
Impossible to quote fee based on limited information provided. Gather all documents and facts and consult EP counsel.
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