What to do if my father passed away and my brother won’t let us know who the lawyer is or show us the trust paper work?

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What to do if my father passed away and my brother won’t let us know who the lawyer is or show us the trust paper work?

He passed away 4 months ago. Also, we haven’t even received any life insurance check yet. Is this legal?

Asked on February 18, 2012 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are a beneficiary under your father's trust then you are entitled under your state's laws to have a copy of the trust and also be provided with the name, address and telephone number of the attorney who is handling the trust administration.

I would speak with your brother about the need to have this information and if not provided informally, then you need to write him as to the need for such. Keep a copy of the letter for future use.

If he still refuses to provide the information, you might have to hire a lawyer experienced in Wills and trusts to represent you in this matter.


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