Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Protection from a Sarasota Will & Trust Litigation Lawyer
A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when a trustee mishandles the trust they
were appointed to manage. The ramifications of such behavior can be long-lasting,
particularly when those affected are slow to take legal action. If you
have any inclinations that your trustee has broken their fiduciary duty,
the time to consult with a will and trust litigation attorney is now.
Our firm proudly represents individuals throughout Sarasota and applies
extensive experience to every single case. At The Edwards Law Firm, PL,
you can expect nothing less than the very best as we pursue a favorable
outcome on your behalf.
Recognizing When a Breach Has Occurred
All trustees are expected to successfully fulfill certain duties that correspond
with the management and administration of a trust. The most fundamental
duty of a trustee is to always operate with the best interests of the
beneficiary in mind.
However, if a trustee breaks any of the following duties, it can indicate
that a breach transpired:
- The duty of full disclosure of all information related to the trust
- The duty to keep clear accounts of the administration of the trust
- The duty to control and preserve the property of the trust
As the beneficiary, you can file a breach of trust against your trustee
if you believe that a breach has occurred. The claim must be filed within
a year of the date of the incident and will reviewed by the court. Depending
on the circumstances surrounding the breach, the trustee may be penalized
At The Edwards Law Firm, PL, our promise to you is simple: we are on your
side. More than anything, we are intentional about seeking the very best
for our clients. This means that we utilize a unique approach that is
perfectly tailored to your circumstances, rather than forcing you into
a cookie-cutter strategy. As our client, you are our first priority.
Protect yourself and your assets.
Contact our Sarasota will and trust litigation lawyer today.