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Where is the trustee located?
Do you have any reason why the trustee is acting this way?
Has there ever been a probate case opened regarding father's estate or the trust?
When was the last time the trustee provided an accounting and an inventory of trust assets?
Ok, if the trustee is violating his fiduciary duties as well as his contractual duties to follow the terms of the trust and provide certain funds to you as dictated by the trust directives then you have a couple options.
You could start out slow and hire a local attorney to send a "demand" letter basically threatening to sue the trustee for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and to seek injunctive action to force them to do their job as well as a judgment against them personally for any attorney fees that you incurred in pursuing this...
Then if the trustee doesn't respond, you would have to actually file suit in the local probate court under a breach of contract and fiduciary duty complaint. This would force the trustee to appear in front of the judge and explain why they were violating the specific instructions in the trust and why they shouldn't be penalized for doing so..
If you can show that this is a malicious action, you may be able to recover punitive damages to set an example and deter future similar behavior from the trustee personally.
If it has been 2 weeks and your lawyer hasn't responded, then yes, I think it is time to contact a different attorney.. Either another one locally who handles probate or one from a different adjoining town so they can take action without being buddies with the other attorney..
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