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By: Scott Grossman on July 18th, 2019

Risks when Co-Trustees will not Cooperate

When co-trustees will not cooperate, the probate court can intervene and remove one or both of the trustees. This is clearly an action that requires the guidance of a knowledgeable probate litigation attorney in California. Since there are many risks when co-trustees will not cooperate, it is important not to delay in taking action.

Examples of the harm that can result include the following:

  1. First of all, the assets of the trust may be mismanaged if the co-trustees will not cooperate. This can include not agreeing with who is responsible for which tasks or they may be neglected entirely.
  2. Furthermore, the accounting of the trust may be inaccurate or delayed as a result of the inability of the co-trustees to work together.
  3. Beneficiaries may have to wait longer to receive their inheritance than was intended under the terms of the trust.
  4. Trust assets may be wasted if the duties of trust administration are not carried out as efficiently as they could be if co-trustees work well together.
  5. Communication between the co-trustees and beneficiaries may be harmed when the co-trustees will not cooperate.

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