Q: My father passed away over a year ago and my mom is no longer alive. I’m an only child and my dad set up a trust for me. All of their assets are in it but it also came with a non-family administrator. Can I do anything to get rid of this administrator and take control of my own inheritance? I have received no payouts on the trust for over a year. The day before my dad died, the Contract for Deed on his home was paid off. Substantial amount of money.
A: The child should have a copy of the trust reviewed by a lawyer. The trustee must follow the terms of the trust as far making distributions to the child. If the trustee is not following the terms of the trust, the trustee could be forced to comply with the terms, or be removed as trustee.