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Florida Trust Contest

What We Do • Mar 28, 2021
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Are you involved in a Florida Trust Contest? Do you know how to set aside a Trust Document in Florida? Successor Trustees of a living trust are a “necessary” or “indispensable” party to a Trust Contest. Most family members or beneficiaries who got short-changed want to know what their rights are. If you are a beneficiary who was cut out, here are some things to understand. But first. If you would like to see a FREE TRUST CONTEST VIDEO, then CLICK THIS LINK.

Florida Trust Contest. To read Pankauski’s Trustee’s Guide, CLICK HERE.

Trust Code in Florida

Chapter 736 of the Florida Statutes is the Florida Trust Code. There is a specific Florida Trust Law on Trust Contests. You can read Fla. Stat. 736.0207 by CLICKING HERE. If you would like to read the entire Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, CLICK HERE. We have previously discussed how to “go on the offense” for your Probate Case. While we won’t discuss strategy in this commentary, strategy is important. “But” says John Pankauski, “you first need to know the trust document and trust law cold.

How To Try a Trust Contest Case

Remember that a challenge to a Florida trust is begun by filing a lawsuit. Why? Because Florida Trust Law 736.0201 says so. And, “Remember” says Trust Litigation Lawyer John Pankauski “that means you have a trial on your hands.” Pankauski knows a lot about Florida Trust Contests and Trust Trials. Just last November, he and his team of expert trust litigators & trust appeals attorneys had a week long Trust Contest. Their trust trial challenged a number of trust documents, including amendments or restatements, of the trust. There were a lot of allegations of undue influence. Whether or not the trust change is VOID depends on the evidence. So, make sure you know the Florida Evidence Code, Chapter 90, cold. To read the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, CLICK HERE. To read more about the role of the Court in Florida Trust Contests, you can click on these STATUTES.