Chicago, IL asked in Estate Planning, Banking and Probate for Illinois

Q: Can my father take me off the trust my great grandparents set up hes not my biological father but did sign birth cert.

My great grandparents left me and my sister a trust by name it also stated it would be split with any other biological children. My father is claiming he is taking me off since im not his biological child. But he did sign my birth certificate on the day i was born knowing my mom was already pregnant when they started dating.

1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The answer is going to depend on the exact wording on the trust. It would be unusual for the person creating a trust to give someone else the power to determine who benefits from it.

Cheryl Powell agrees with this answer

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