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I'm not following. Who is the trustee(s)? Who are the beneficiaries?
It depends. It sounds to me like you're probably the beneficiary rather than the trustee. The trustee has to handle the trust business including filing tax returns, etc. The beneficiaries just receive the payout from the trust at whatever time the trust sets forth. That can be either periodically, when a person reaches a certain age, when a certain amount of time passes, etc. In addition, a trust can provide for one person for a while and then later switch to another person. The only way you know what it does is to actually read the trust since the language of the trust is what controls entirely.
The trustee can also sell a piece of property and then later use those funds to but another piece of property.
So, it sounds more like the other person is the trustee and that you would be a potential beneficiary. If there was a probate done you may want to look in the probate file and see if it mentions the trust. Often that happens or the probate is used to "fund" the trust.
Did you have a specific question with which I could assist?