Can you take someone to small claims court regarding a trust if no money is involved?

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Can you take someone to small claims court regarding a trust if no money is involved?

I just need copies of information pertaining to paperwork involving a trust from the trustee.I am named as a beneficiary and he refuses to give me any information at all.

Asked on June 15, 2012 under Estate Planning, Michigan

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can attempt to gain this information through small claims court or even the probate court in which this action was filed, but your best bet may be to file a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) with the executor of the trust or the court in an effort for them to turn this information over to you.


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