Pitcairn, PA asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for Ohio

Q: I have a question about a will and Trust my Father had done after my Mother passed away in 2012. My Dad died April 2020.

My sister is Executrix of my Fathers Estate and another sister is Trustee of the Trust. I am a beneficiary of the Trust. When I was questioning the Executrix about the inventory of my Fathers estate she became very upset. I was never offered or contacted by the Trustee about getting a copy of the Trust. In November 2020 I contacted the attorney of my Fathers Estate and received a copy of the Trust 2 weeks later. The Trust had 2 different sizes of font under the section that stated that my 2 sisters could do whatever they want with the personal property. I was alarmed by this because previously in a text that I received from the Executrix she stated that everyone will receive equal shares of the personal property. This was before I questioned the inventory of the estate. Also after this section in the trust I found words missing because a sentence was incomplete like words were deleted. I believe the trust was changed to protect the Executrix. Can anything be done about this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Talk to the attorney for your father's estate with your questions about the authenticity of the trust document. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles trusts and estates to review the situation and advise you.

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