By Harry S. Margolis
The case of In the Matter of the Colecchia Family Irrevocable Trust (Mass. App. Ct. 20-P-224, November 29, 2021) involves the claim of Michael Colecchia that he should be compensated for the years of work he performed maintaining his parents' home in Revere which he says he would not have done had he known the house had been placed in an irrevocable trust of which he was only a 10% beneficiary. The question ultimately is what notice was Michael entitled to as beneficiary of the trust.
(The case also involves a number of procedural and notice issues which will be useful for anyone involved in trust litigation, but of less interest to general readers.)