As stated yesterday, you really need to set up a consultation appointment with an experienced trust litigation attorney to review the trust document along with all supporting documentation, including but not limited to, trust accountings, bank statements, and correspondence. That is the only way you are going to be able to find out more about the situation and determine if there are any grounds for you to contest the fees they are charging.
Time is likely of the essence, as you may be in a situation where there is a limited amount of time to take any action regarding this matter.
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This is a repeat of your question from yesterday. You need to visit with an attorney to see what is happening and if there is a justification for it.
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You need to find a way to kick them to the curb as they are not doing much but collecting fees if there is only approximately $50k and they are collecting annual and monthly sums. This is obviously an example of why a trust protector is a terrible idea in this circumstance, particularly when dealing with institutional trust protectors. The trust should probably be ended and disbursed to you. How much getting this accomplished in attorney fees is another question of course.
This simple question lacks everything as to the trust agreement, what it says...and most importantly the intent of the person who created the trust (called settlers or grantors)...what they wanted in terms of bequests was heir personal choice so an Avvo attorney could only speculate as to a factual issue....but is not a legal issue.
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