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When I was 5 years old my father put a Trust in my name; he passed when I was 13; I was supposed to receive the Trust funds at the age of 18. I have no information but I think that I knw the name of the bank and the city in which the branch was located. How do I find out how to get this Trust fund?
Asked on May 9, 2019 under Estate Planning, Nevada
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
There really is no good way to do this other than a lot of legwork and a lot of luck: there is no central database or repository for this information, and trusts do not even need to be filed at all when they are created, so there is no way to do an online search or information request to a government unit to find out about a trust. All you can do is contact any possible banks or financial institutions; speak to family members or family friends who may have information; look through your father's papers, if you stil have (and still have access to) them; contact any lawyers or accountants he'd had, who may know something; etc.
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