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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? California
How long can the attorney for the other side of a trust dispute be inavailable to address trust issues if he went on vacation and had an accident? I am sorry he is in the hospital and all that, but we need an end to this with money sitting in an escrow account waiting to be disbursed. Is there a time limit of any kind?

Dandy Don

Senior Member
If you have not seen a copy of the trust you need to ask for one. If the trust names a successor trustee, then that is the person who needs to step in and take over. If not, then you need to be consulting a trust attorney to find out what your next step should be.

DANDY DON IN OKLAHOMA ([email protected])


Junior Member
Sorry, I should have provided more background. There have been attorneys for both sides of the dispute for over a year. Ours does not go into arbitration or litigation. When we hired her we thought the other side was eager to get the money and split, but it seems we were mistaken, they are just sitting on it. The money is supposed to be disbursed between 4 beneficiaries (who are also the co-trustees) and has been sitting in an escrow account since May 2005. The other co-trustees had already illegally (oh well) taken all the cash from the estate account before we realized what was going on. We just want our share of the amount in the escrow account and to be free of these "Others". Their attorney haas been unavailable for weeks, so we cannot get anything done. Is there a time limit to how long an attorney can be gone so that we can file some sort of paperwork to get that money released?
Thanks very much for your advice. Our attorney is not into this type of craziness.

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