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I want to hire an attorney but my co-trustee doesn’t want me to hire an attorney. What can I do?

I Want to Hire an Attorney but my Co-trustee Doesn’t Want me to Hire an Attorney. What Can I do?

The simple answer is that each co-trustee has the right to hire an attorney. They are not required to hire an attorney if it is against their wishes. The California Probate Code (which is the law that governs trusts) provides each trustee, or co-trustee, the right to hire their own lawyer.  The other co-trustee has no right or ability to stop his fellow co-trustee from hiring his or her own probate lawyer.

Furthermore, if you are interested in hiring an attorney to represent you, do not hesitate to contact us. We have helped hundreds of clients earn their rightful inheritance and it would be our pleasure to assist you too. We encourage you to take a look at our client testimonials here. To receive more information, feel free to contact us by calling our office or by filling out our quick and easy online form here. Continue reading to learn more about our professional attorney.

About Scott Grossman:

Attorney Grossman is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He represents clients throughout cases in California.

Furthermore, Scott Grossman graduated from Tufts University in 1987. He then graduated California Western School of Law in 1994, and University of San Diego with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM (Tax)). He founded The Grossman Law Firm, A.P.C. in 1999. Attorney Grossman is a much sought after speaker for both professional groups and the general public. He has presented continuing education seminars to hundreds of accountants, financial planners, and insurance agents. Scott presented numerous seminars to the general public on probate, trust administration, probate litigation, and trust litigation.

In conclusion, Scott is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California. He was also admitted into practice by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States, and the United States Tax Court. When he is not working for his clients, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, dog and two cats. He is even known to go running when they allow him to get some sleep.

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law
  • Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, and 2017


Scott Grossman

Scott Grossman


The Grossman Law Firm, APC · 525 B Street, Suite 1500, San Diego, CA 92101 · (951) 523-8307

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