I do not know of any reason why the fees for an inter vivos trustee should be any different than the fees for a trustee of a testamentary trust. The statutes seem to support that interpretation:
5808.05 Reasonable administrative costs allowed.
Except as otherwise permitted by law, in administering a trust , a trustee may incur only costs that are appropriate and reasonable in relation to the assets, the purposes of the trust, and the skills of the trustee.
5808.01 Duties of trustee generally.
Upon acceptance of a trusteeship, the trustee shall administer the trust in good faith, in accordance with its terms and purposes and the interests of the beneficiaries, and in accordance with Chapters 5801. to 5811. of the Revised Code
The underlined part refers to the statutes I posted before.
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I urge you to follow up on this with a local attorney. My opinion remains that the trustee overcharged you and the trust, if he was the trustee for less than a year.
But you wrote both that he was trustee for less than a year and that he was the trustee for 10 years, so I am confused. What is clear is that the expenses should have been deducted equally from each beneficiary and not taken entirely out of your share.
Please follow up on this with a local attorney who can advise you on how to proceed. Possibly a letter from a lawyer to the former trustee may be all that is needed to straighten out the problem and get you the funds I believe you are owed.