I would like to know if what I am seeing in my practice is a trend across the country or not.
I have two cases this week where the successor trustee-- has decided to distribute the money and property quite differently from the way the parents laid out in their trust and will. He wants to make it "more fair". The parents in one case wanted to do more for the youngest son that worked in the family business and has a big family. Unfortunately they picked the oldest son to be the trustee.
In the other case, a sister has decided to divide evenly among her sisters even including the one the parents disinherited because she has a serious drug habit. At least the trustee isn't the druggie. (I've seen that too)
What is going on?