San Francisco, CA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for California

Q: A Trustee intentionally disposes of specific items bequested by Will via Trust instructions to a beneficiary. What now?

My aunt is the Trustee, and I am one of 17 beneficiaries. She fraudulently brought a Complaint (UD) against me , engaged in Self-Help methods, and the Answer I filed was vacated weeks later, and a Default Judgement was entered. Then my Motion to Set Aside [473(d)], was dismissed for allegedly failing to notify other side, which is not true and provable. But I never had a hearing, or even got my docs returned, (I had to drop-off) to serve the other side. I've NEVER had my day in court! My aunt had everything removed - NOT SOLD - and disposed of. Now I hear rumors she's charging me for disposing of my inherited items (cargo containers, coin collections, vehicles). Help!

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James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Speak with a local attorney handling trust litigation. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

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