Can I fire a Trustee?

First, read the trust and consult with an attorney. You may have the right to remove the trustee under the terms of the trust. It is more complicated if you don’t have the power under the terms of the trust.

To petition the Court to remove a trustee, you must have legal standing (which usually only includes beneficiaries and co-trustees). And then you’ll have to provide the right evidence to prove your reasoning. 

The Court has no reason to remove a trustee, so it’s up to you to prove it. 

👉  If you are really serious about this, hire an attorney who has experience doing this so the judge can do their job as quickly as possible. 

William Wombacher, your Central Illinois Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and Social Security Disability Specialist. I’ll help you!
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