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Father left property in trust to 3 children. It was a testamentary trust (in his will). Do we want to see a real estate lawyer or an estate lawyer about this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Ellen, Attorney replied 6 years ago
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You will need to meet with an estate attorney. Since the property was left in a testamentary trust, the will will need to be probated in order to place the property into the trust. Here is a link to a free legal referral site that may assist you in locating competent local counsel: www.Martindale.com

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The will was already probated. (The firm that wrote and probated will in TN is not helpful ). Does the fact the will was probated make a difference?

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Estate Lawyer: Ellen, Attorney replied 6 years ago
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Since the will was already probated, the trust should have been established as part of the probate. A tax ID number should have been established and the property placed into the trust. If this has already occurred, the trustee can operate the trust and retain counsel only if a situation arises that requires counsel. If it is not occurred, you will want to retain an estate attorney
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