Q: Can a errevocable trust be changed. My step mom is trying to remove me from my dad's and hers trust. My dad has passed
I was a successor to the trust. I was told my step brother is now successor. My dad wanted a church to get a percentage, I was told she removed them from the trust. I was told by my step brothers wife in secret, that it was asked if I should be removed aswell. I have no paper work on what is an has been changed. Can my stepmom change what my dad wished...
A: This question cannot be answered without reviewing the trust in question. No two trusts are alike.
Ms. Whitehurst is absolutely correct. You should request a copy of the trust. I suspect that you will not get a response and should consider hiring an attorney to make the request for you.
You have to understand though that if your step mother had the right under the trust to control the assets, she has the right to change beneficiaries. The answer lies in the language of the trust whether your father's wishes are binding or not. Requesting a copy of the trust should provoke an answer to the question of the status of the trust.
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