mikthemanc wrote:Shootist, He needs a passport so he can get a work permit, get a job and pay off his debts. He went to Dubai for a fresh start, however he carried on as he did before, and the debts piled up. His mother and I have bailed him out enough so no more from us. The Trust was his last resort. Whether or not he is entitled to anything from the Trust I could not care less. My main bone of contention is this - The Trust seems somewhat reluctant to say what my Stepsons entitlements are if any. The main beneficiary (his dad) cannot find out what's in the Trust or what it's invested in. The other beneficiary thinks that all the trusts assets are in property run by one of the Trustees sons (this maybe true or not) and there is no liquidity so no payouts, that's why the reluctance. For me it is the attitude of the Trustees and their ulterior motives? What's in it for them?
Ah! It's not the money, it's the principle. Those words have enriched lawyers over the centuries more than any others. Basically, it seems to me that the trust, he say 'No!" Dress it up however you like, I suspect that they have the final word.
I am still interested in your attitude to all this. You speak as if you and his mother are both determined that you have bailed him out enough, and so it's time that someone else bailed him out. I can only repeat that while ever he is bailed out, no matter who is doing the bailing, he will remain a wastrel because at most he suffers only inconvenience as the result of his uselessness. I would normally dislike saying that had you and his mother not bailed him out so readily he would probably not be in difficulty so far from home. God knows why such a person would think they would get a fresh start in Dubai unless it was to avoid some of the more frisky debt collectors that are about in this country. Understanding this is the first step to actually helping him rather than subsidising his stupidity.
You suggest his passport has expired. If this is the case then perhaps he could renew it at the consulate or embassy. If his mate has buggered off to the UAE then why not him? If I was a cynical person I might be persuaded that this whole Dubai thing is a story to cover a basic intention to see what can be tapped out of the trust fund, but I am sure that this could not be said of you.
"I do not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death my right to be offended by it."