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Hi, thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about your situation. The trustee's authority is subject to the superior authority of the probate court and the fiduciary duties of loyalty and care imposed on all trustees. For this reason, a trustee may not arbitrarily refuse to pay a beneficiary out of the assets of the decedent's estate. The law places certain duties and responsibilities on Trustees, which may be altered or added to by the express terms of the Trust document. Trustees’ duties and responsibilities are:To act in good faith and with honesty and integrity. Thus I would advice that you 1) write the trustee a letter setting out your claim and what you want from the trustee i.e your money. At the end of the letter state that if you do not hear back in 14 days you will take legal action.
2) If you would like to instruct a solicitor to write the letter for you I would recommend that you contact a solicitor using the law society find a solicitor function here : https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ You will be able to search by specialism and also town or postcode to find one near you.
3) As a last resort you will need to take legal action. You can use the link above to find a solicitor to represent you in court.
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