Olympia, WA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Washington

Q: Revocable Trust and can I ask for all account of monies.

Mother had no debt. House was sold when she went into Memory Care Facility. She had CD's, and savings account. It took sister 4 months to send letter from attorney regarding the trust. Monies to be divided equally among 3 siblings. It's been 10 months since death and no word on distributing monies. Sister very evasive when I call and won't mention how much money except for the house which she said they made about 300 thousand on. Called March 2018 and said money will be distributed in April. End of April now and no money and sister won't return calls, or text messages. What are my options and why is taking so long. I though trusts were faster than wills.

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Brent Bowden
Brent Bowden
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lynnwood
  • Licensed in Washington

A: If you got a letter from an attorney representing the trust or your sister as trustee, I would try reaching out to that lawyer to check on the status or hiring a lawyer to do it for you. There are any number of reasons it could be taking this long.

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