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Good morning. Yes, you can write your own demand letter...you don't need an attorney for that. Then, if the demand letter doesn't work, then proceed with hiring an attorney. Let the trustee know that if it comes to that, you will be asking the court to award attorneys' fees due to the trustee's breach of fiduciary duty.
In that case, I would file a petition with the court to have the court rule. I don't agree that's a proper interpretation of the document.
As I said, I don't think a court is going to agree with their interpretation of the language. But, if the trustee refuses to comply with your demand and/or refuses to step down, you'll have to file with the court to force the issue.