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04 Oct 12 #359256 by esox11
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I have been asked to produce a certified copy of a financial document relating to a gift trust rather than the photocopy i have already shared. Shows a lack of trust in the STBX''s camp to me but there you go.

What constitutes a certified copy?

Can the trustee''s of the trust sign a copy made on a copier or does it need to be an independant person.

Does it need to be witnessed?

Bit lost by this at the moment and any advice welcome, thanks.

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04 Oct 12 #359259 by dukey
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It can be a copy if it is signed by the appropriate person.

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04 Oct 12 #359262 by esox11
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Thanks Dukey, I suppose my question is who is "appropriate" really?

I dare say my solicitor will do it at a cost... The trustee''s being involved, for the want of a better word, probably cant?

Local councillor, policeman, doctor etc?

Most of the stuff on google searches relates to passports?

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04 Oct 12 #359267 by dukey
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I don`t know what kind of trust it is, usually the person that produces the letter of wishes will do nicely, why don`t you ask the other side what is acceptable?, even if you were to ask say your doctor they charge for it.

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04 Oct 12 #359275 by esox11
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It''s a gift trust set up by my late grandmother. One of the trustees is related to my s2bx. He has asked for a cert copy of it though s2bx has mentioned it so is obv looking to see if there is anything she can do to get at it.... Nice!

Suppose it would be easy for the trustees to get a copy made together And sign them. Should suffice I would think.

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04 Oct 12 #359276 by dukey
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Trusts can and often are complicated, when they were formed is quite important also the number of trustees.

What you suggest should be more than ok though, if she is entitled to any of it is a whole other story.

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04 Oct 12 #359312 by esox11
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God I hope not... It is discretionary so I hope not. Did not declare it on my e form as financial adviser said it was "not my money. Trustees can give it to who they want at the end of the day"! Went on his advise.

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