How long does it take to settle a trust and what can I do if it is not done in a reasonable amount of time?
The length of time it takes to settle the trust really depends on the provisions of any particular trust and what assets you’re dealing with. If the assets need to be liquidated, it can really take up to six months. If it’s a standard revocable trust making outright distributions, it can take much less time. The trust document can also lock up the assets for a very extended period of time and then you would have to consult with the trustee directly.