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The issue is I am not sure my aunt knew who her descendents were when she talked with the lawyer. One niece who is a twin of the cousin who helped CARE for my aunt lived in Florida for the past 55 years and my aunt never saw her. She also did not want her niece to visit her. She really did not trust other people at all. She was also hospitalized for psychiatric episodes and was put on a couple of anti psychotic drugs just before meeting with the lawyer. S o I am questioning her understanding of who she thought her relatives were.
There were never changes made this was how the original trust was worded. I went out in the hall for a few minutes while the lawyer spoke to my aunt. I just think she needed to make sure my aunt understood who her descendents were. I
Thank you for your help. Even though it is not the answer I was hoping for, it clarified that the lawyer did act in an ethical and legal manner. I will rate this question and answer with high scores.
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