Could my husband be in legal trouble for not fulfilling trustee duties?

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    Could my husband be in legal trouble for not fulfilling trustee duties?

    My husband has been trustee of a family trust since his mother died in '95. The problem is, his father is a control freak and has handled everything and has had my husband sign papers and blank checks. My question is, could my husband be in legal trouble if he tries to take the trustee duties over now? He was trying to be "the dutiful son" he likes to call it but it looks like there could be problems with this. Thank you
    Laura Puffenbarger


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    Well your husband could be in legal trouble for allowing someone else to do his duties, especially if those duties were abused. If there has been some fraudulent or improper activity that his father has done, your husband could be liable for that.
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