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Trying to locate a trust in my deceased aunt's name. Where

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Trying to locate a trust in my deceased aunt's name. Where can I look or who can I call?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 2 years ago.
If your aunt's estate was not probated in the county where she lived, and further, if the probate administration does not disclose the existence of a trust, then you will have to ask around to family members and everyone who knew the lady, including her banker, lawyer, minister etc.. The reason is that trusts are private and they are not registered publicly. In rare cases they may be docketed in the probate court of the county where the person lived. If there was a trust with you named as a beneficiary, an honest trustee would have sent you notice of one. I hope this answer is helpful.

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