Issues with Trust Construction and Interpretation

When a trust is clearly constructed, its interpretation is rather simple and reformation is often unnecessary. Unfortunately, sometimes trust construction is questionable or raises issues among trustors, trustees, or other beneficiaries. Some problems involve the specific language of a trust, or a possible controversial interpretation of it. These issues can make administering or benefiting from a trust especially difficult, costing you time and money. However, the attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC, may be able to help Chicago trustors and trustees with complicated trust construction and interpretation issues.

Potential Trust Construction and Interpretation Issues

There can be a number of issues that arise with trust construction and interpretation, each of which can land you in litigation proceedings. Some of the more common issues involve:

  • Trust language
  • Trust interpretation
  • Trust alteration

Depending on your particular situation, one or more of the above might apply to you, and it can be hard to know exactly where to start resolving the problem. However, an experienced attorney at Peck Ritchey, LLC, can help you better understand how to protect your interests during trust construction and interpretation.

Contact a Probate and Elder Law Attorney in Chicago

If you or someone you know has specific questions about trust construction, interpretation, or reformation, it’s important that you find an attorney who can help you understand your situation and the legal options at your disposal. Fortunately, the elder law and probate lawyers at Peck Ritchey, LLC, have the experience and resources to help you. Contact our offices in Chicago today by calling (855) 328-5787 to learn more about our services and how we can help you with a legal trust issue.


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