The powers of appointment allow the trustee to choose the beneficiaries of properties held in a trust. This office has had cases where people use the power of appointment to disinherit family, as well as cases where a claim of undue influence could be made.
The key is in the drafting - making sure that exactly what the individual wants is memorialized and no opportunity to misinterpret the intent of the donor exists.
If you or someone you love feel that a trustee with the powers of appointment is not properly carrying out the wishes laid out in a will or trust, please do not hesitate to call our office. Attorney Matulewicz and his team will help to navigate the way through the legalities associated with trusts, and ensure that the powers defined in the will are being properly executed. Our business hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday. CALL US, we are here to help.