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I would tend to agree with you that this seems a little bit fishy. If you are left the vehicle in the will, this means that the trustee did not have the right to sell the vehicle unless the will said that the trustee was allowed to do something just like that. The bot***** *****ne is that the trustee needed to have the title transferred over from your father's name over to your name with the DMV. The trustee does not have the right to sell this property because you have an expectancy interest in this property. If this is the case, then it is possible that the trustee may be breaching their financial duty to all of the beneficiaries of the will. You may want to consider just writing a formal demand letter And stay ahead of this by stating in the demand letter that you are requesting that you received title to the vehicle pursuant to the will. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.
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I agree. Something is not right. Because you were left the vehicle, only you have the right in the authority to have the car sold. Unless the will specifically said that the trustee had the power to sell it then the trustee does not have the power to sell it. My recommendation would be to block the sale as much as you can and do not provide the trustee any documentation that would allow him to go through at the sale. Did you have any other questions for me?