What state should my lawyer live in – the state I live in or the state my trust fund is in?

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What state should my lawyer live in – the state I live in or the state my trust fund is in?

My dad created a Trust fund for me in MI. I live in FL. It’s time for me to receive the Trust but I’m not sure who to contact.

Asked on June 25, 2017 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the trust was created in MI under MI law, you probably want to retain a MI trusts and estates attorney. Not only will he or she be more familiar with the law governing trusts in that state, but since if a court needs to get involved, it will most likely be a MI court, a local MI attorney will also be more familiar with the procedural and court rules, and may even know (or at least know) the judge. 


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