Self-Dealing of Personal Representative or Trustee
Our Firm is Capable of Protecting Your Best Interests
A trustee or personal representative is the person appointed to manage
the assets that are in your trust. Given the weightiness of these duties,
it is important to choose a reliable and trustworthy individual. Unfortunately,
a trustee may give in to self-dealing and put their own interests ahead
of yours. If you are the victim of a self-dealing trustee or personal
representative, you need a legal advocate on your side.
The Edwards Law Firm, PL, we are solely committed to defending the best interests of our clients.
You can trust our firm to prioritize your concerns and remain devoted
to your case throughout its entirety. When your assets and legal rights
are on the line, don’t take any chances. Retain a Sarasota will
and trust litigation lawyer who refuses to let you down.
Call (800) 896-3619 right away to consult with our firm.
How do I know if my trustee is engaging in self-dealing?
When appointed, a trustee is bound by certain standards and duties which
govern their behavior. More than anything, a trustee is expected to administer
a trust in the exclusive interest of the beneficiary. Failing to do so
may indicate that they are placing their wellbeing ahead of the beneficiary.
If any of the following occurred, it can indicate a self-dealing trustee:
- Failing to exercise the appropriate level of care, skill, and caution
- Failing to remain loyal to the beneficiary
- Failing to take control of the trust estate
- Failing to administer inheritances correctly
Unless the beneficiary has given consent to self-dealing, doing so can
result in harsh penalties. Such unlawful behavior by a trustee should
not go overlooked. Based on the extent of their actions, the trustee can
be held liable and punished accordingly.
Put a Sarasota Will & Trust Litigation Attorney on Your Side
Your assets are valuable and should be treated as such by your trustee.
We know how distressing it is when the opposite occurs, which is why we
are here and ready to fight for you. With extensive experience backing
everything we do, no case is too complex for our team at The Edwards Law Firm, PL.
We see it as privilege to represent individuals throughout Florida. As
you face legal challenges with your trustee, turn to a firm that truly
cares. Get in touch with us today!