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My Dad's attorney left my name off as co-trustee which was entirely contrary to 20 years prior. I was also co-trustee of my Mom's estate. All of it was an obvious flub. The attorney promised he would correct within 1 months time....my Dad died 4 months later without the correction.

Dad was told that having a bank as co-trustee would help to prevent IRS complications and went on that advise, He never intended for the bank to "rule" as they now are.
The Trustee at the bank has also been let go and I'm left in outfield. Is there anything I can do?
I'm aware that I can switch bank trust departments, but am not sure that will alleviate the complications.
Somehow, I'd like to correct, although I know that is not possible. At the very least, I'd like to see this Attorney hung...........is that possible?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Estate Law
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Good afternoon. If you can show evidence that the attorney acknowledged the error and promised to fix and did not, you can file a formal ethics complaint and a legal malpractice suit against the lawyer. As far as changing the trustees, unfortunately, you will be stuck with the terms of the trust agreement which govern the removal of trustees and appointment of successor trustees.

 

 

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