What is a trust, anyway?
A trust is simply a document that provides for the distribution of estate assets either during the life of a person or at death. A trust can help avoid the probate process and the named trustee will handle all of the duties of distributing the assets to the beneficiaries of the trust. As you might imagine, this can lead to disagreements between family members or there may be claims that the named trustee had undue influence over the person during his or her lifetime.
We have seen an increase in trust litigation. This may be in part due to increased scrutiny of the discretion being exercised by trustees; or inexperienced attorneys drafting ambiguous trusts. Whatever the reason, if you are a trustee or beneficiary, you need to contact counsel that has experience on both sides.
If you are the beneficiary of a trust document, contact our office today for a FREE consultation. The call is free and it may serve to protect your interests. Call Kovar Law Group today at (727) 827-7777.