Almost 4 years ago a family member was involved in a moving vehicle accident with a person on a bicycle. This family member had a living trust with my mother as the trustee. The family member recently died and now my mother has the responsibility of distributing the trust. However now, just under the 4 year statute, the person on the bicycle has filed a lawsuit against the estate. I've heard differing opinions on this, but since the suit was filed against the estate, can the lawsuit also go after the trust? Or is my mother okay to distibute the assets as it is laid out in the trust? Being the trustee, what responsibilities would fall on her if the trust was distributed but then a lawsuit went after some of the assets? Would my mother be responsible?