People who create estate plans might include trusts in those plans. There are some instances in which some of the points of the trust make it difficult for the beneficiaries to get what is due to them. This is sometimes done purposefully to ensure the beneficiary stays on a positive life track. In other cases, such as when a charity is supposed to reap the benefits of the trust, these difficulties can have a negative impact.
We understand that your charity is important to you. Many charities count on the generosity of people to keep things afloat. When you know that you are due to get the benefits of a charitable trust upon someone's death, you probably have plans for that money.
It is imperative for you to learn the ins and outs of these trusts. There are many different things that come into the picture in some of these cases. You might find out that the caregiver of the decedent has been named as the only heir to the estate. This puts you in a precarious position. Do you fight for what you were told your charity would get or do you leave the situation alone? A big factor in this decision is likely going to be the value of the estate.
We can help you learn about what options are present in your case. Obviously, if the decedent was a staunch supporter of your organization, he or she would want you to have what is due to you. We can work on your behalf to find out what happened and to fight for your charity's rights in the case.