Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in California

My boyfriend is in the middle of a civil case against the trustee of his grandmothers trust. I personally did not sign any paperwork with the attorney. However, the trustee is aware that I have a potential case against her and now is trying to tie my hands and holding up the trust settlement unless I agree to not sue her. Is this legal?

Asked on 8/19/12, 1:09 pm

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Victor Waid Law Office of Victor Waid
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Don't do it. Obtain competent litigation probate counsel NOW to advise you of the pros and cons of settling a possible civil action against the trustee; the trustee is trying to protect himself from a liability action you may have against him. The trustee cannot hold up a settlement of your grandmothers trust, and subjects himself to further litigation costs by his action. WARNING: Don't sign anything the trustee proposes, as his motives are suspect. Probate litigation counsel may want to sue on your behalf.

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Answered on 11/09/12, 4:13 pm

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