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How long does the trustee have to file in court? It has been seven months and he has done nothing but make allegations. My friends possessions have been sold, his home has been sold, and all of his bills have been paid. The only thing holding up the disbursement of the funds is the trustee and the allegations he is making.
So I may have to wait 4 years for this to settle? In the mean time the trustee can do what he pleases with the money and rack up attorney fees? He, the trustee, is the only person who will gain from any action and he is a "step" grandson. My friend had no other living relatives and his mother, my friends "step" daughter, was excluded in the trust by my friend when he had it drawn up. My friend had amended his trust twice, naming his "paid" caretakers as beneficiaries before he named me. Does that mean that his caretakers and I all had undue influence? And couldn't I accuse the trustee of the same because of the portion that was left to him and not his mother?
Thank you for all of the information you have provided. I am at my wits end with all of this, and you have given me a bit of hope in what has seemed to be , at times, a hopeless situation. He was the best friend I have ever had and I miss him dearly. The insinuation that I took advantage of him hurts, and haunts me daily. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate his kindness, and in all truth, I did not expect what he wanted me to have. I promised him, six years ago, that I would do everything I possibly could to keep him out of a "rest" home, and when he needed me I was there and I was able to fulfill that promise.
At the memorial service I gave for my friend I spoke of how much I missed him, and his step daughter commented that "You are the only person who misses him". I don't know why people say such hurtful things.
And now I am accused of wrong doing, of taking advantage of someone dear to me in his time of need. A swift blow to my head would be less painful.
Thank you for "listening". I know I have rambled on. I live alone and I suppose I needed someone to hear my woes and for some reason this has made me feel better about myself. I have been down lately.
With sincere gratitude,