The Trusts Are Battling Over A $15M Trust!
BY: LITIGATION DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Only in Palm Beach County would a family with the last name of “Trust” battle over the family trust — in court. But that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a complaint obtained by BocaNewsNow.com.
In the lawsuit, just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, 84-year-old Diane Trust says her son David Trust is suing in Alaska over a Trust Family Trust valued at $15M. He claims, according to Diane Trust, that she can’t be trusted because she is mentally deficient due to dementia. He fears, according to a filing, that Diane is being taken advantage of and can’t fend for herself. But Diane Trust says you can’t trust that claim because David Trust demanded that Diane Trust sit for a deposition in October, something that couldn’t happen if she were truly mentally incapacitated. She doesn’t want that deposition to take place. She’s asking a judge to trust her. From the filing:
“David signed the Affidavit under penalties of perjury on August 9, 2022. Despite his statements under oath demonstrating his belief that his mother is not mentally competent, David now contends that he needs to take the deposition of Mrs. Trust in order to obtain information regarding the administration of an Alaska Trust over the course of many years.
Additional bad faith on the part of David is shown by the manner in which he subpoenaed Mrs. Trust for her deposition the first time. Even though the case in Alaska has been pending since December 23, 2021, David chose to have his mother served at her residence by a sheriff on the evening of October 19, 2022, for a deposition to take place in the morning of October 21st.”
Diane Trust is suing David Trust to block the deposition from taking place. Quite simply: Diane Trust, the mother, doesn’t trust her son, David Trust, in the fight over the Trust.
We are publishing the filing, below. We trust that you’ll find the suit worthy of a read…
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