My younger is (49)suffers from extreme depression, anger issues, and is very violent if he can not have his way. He has never worked, after the death of my mother he retained an attorney after he received the insurance money my mother left him. The lawyer retained by him has harassed me, closed the Utility account in my dads name, has told me, my brother does not have to clean up the apartment he trashed, has encourage my brother to threaten to kill me. The attorney retained by my brother has disregarded me and my older brother who are Trustee and Co trustee of our property. The lawyer has told my younger brother that he can do whatever he wants on the property, and we can not ask him to pay toward bills, repair or clean up or damage that he has caused. My younger brother told me his said he will sue me, and that his lawyer told him to kill me. I complained to the DC BAR on this attorney ,and they refused to investigate because they said the attorney is my brothers guardian. This lawyer has helped my brother obtain a condo which rents for $2500 amontheonly money my brother has is the $250,000.00 insurance inheritance that I gave him when my mother passed away on 12/2015.
It sounds like you need a lawyer with experience in estate planning, litigation, and, perhaps, probate. Depending on the terms of the trust, you can probably pay that lawyer from the trust funds if you are the trustee, and, in all likelihood, with counsel advising you and with a well-drafted trust, the other side will tire quickly and be willing to negotiate a more amicable administration. You need to start with a consult to review the trust instructions and the facts.
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