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if money is left in trust for someone how do they get the money,

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if money is left in trust for someone how do they get the money, if the heir has never seen the trust and was only verbally told by deceased that money was to be left them.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.

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Do you know if there was a will? Was the trust in the will or is the only thing you know that a trust was created....possibly?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I don't know if there was a separate will I'm assuming that it was part of the trust, is that a wrong assumption? Does a trust get filed in the count clerks office?
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.
A trust can be separate from a will, or part of it and be created at probate of the will (called a spill over trust). Your attorney has to do some researching and see if such a trust exists either way, either by probate or set up aside from it. Some legal footwork has to be done on your behalf - that's the only way you'll ever know.

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