It said in the legal papers that no one in the trust had interest in the cd account. We were all surprised when dad had listed anyone as a benf, the trust he made up in 2011 said he gives his four children equal shares in all the accounts which included this cd. John did not make it a gift. When we went to the bank and the bank person asked John what to do with the money he said add it to the trust account. He's mad at me and this is a power play. I just want to know if I have legal rights to that money because he signed the trust saying he didn't have any sole interest in any of the accounts. It was not a gift!
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