Trustee Disputes

When a personal representative or trustee is accused of not honoring his duties, a probate or trust matter can become contested. At the law firm of Bingham and Lea, we represent beneficiaries, personal representatives, and trustees and in probate matters. Our legal team has in-depth knowledge of the legal responsibilities of personal representatives and trustees, as well as the legal rights of estate beneficiaries. Out team knows exactly what to investigate when one is allegedly acting contrary to the law, and how to obtain valuable information to serve as evidence either for or against the fiduciary.

Fiduciary Misconduct

The named personal representative or trustee is required to act for the benefit of all beneficiaries of the estate. If he or she is failing to execute his or her responsibility, or he is making mistakes in doing his work, beneficiaries can obtain legal representation to bring an action in court and seek legal remedies.

Trust Fraud

When a trustee is deliberately acting irresponsibly by misappropriating funds from the estate or any other type of financial manipulation, our attorneys at Bingham and Lea will work with bookkeepers, accountants, and other financial experts to establish where the funds went and for what reasons. Trust legal actions can also arise from a dispute over who was named or was not named as a beneficiary in the trust.

A last minute update by the estate owner prior to his death can also give rise to trust dispute. If you have reasons to believe that your loved one was not in a state to make proper decisions about his or her estate or may have been manipulated, contact us today.

We Offer Effective Remedies Based on Extensive Knowledge

Trustee disputes can arise for a variety of reasons. Some of the areas for which we offer legal counsel include:

  • Compensation
  • Passing of Accounts
  • Removals
  • Self-Dealing
  • Breach of Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Poorly Investing Assets

To arrange a free consultation session with a dedicated and experienced trustee law expert, contact us today. We are always happy to answer your questions and to offer you quality legal advice.