You are a beneficiary of a trust. The removed or former trustee of the trust is ordered by the court to turn over all books and records and to provide an accounting for the time that he served as trustee. The former trustee disobeys the court order and refuses to turn over books and records and refuses to provide the accounting. What do you do?
You may petition the court to sign an Order To Show Cause (OSC) re Contempt. The court will order the former trustee to appear in court and explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for violating the court’s prior orders. This is a fine wakeup call for those who believe that they are immune from court orders. This is a procedure well-founded in law and provides a procedural mechanism for enforcement.
If you are an abused beneficiary, successor trustee or heir and wish to enforce a court order that is not being observed, you may talk with us at Hackard Law about your rights. We may be reached at 916 313-3030.
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