Houston Fiduciary Claims Lawyer
Executors, trustees and probate administrators, also known as fiduciaries, are held to a very high legal standard regarding their duties and obligations as a fiduciary. Fiduciaries can be well intentioned but not well prepared for the duties thrust upon them. Do not let this surprise you when it is too late.
A fiduciary is bound by law to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries involved. They must competently manage the business of estate that they have been entrusted, with both honesty and integrity. When fiduciaries fail to perform their obligations properly or beneficiaries believe that they may be accused of failing to properly carry out their responsibilities, executors, trustees and administrators can be sued — even if the fiduciaries believe that they did nothing wrong. Do not set yourself up for a potential lawsuit. If you are a fiduciary, seek legal guidance as to your duties and obligations so that you can avoid liability. We can help you avoid pitfalls for your own protection.
Skilled Legal Representation
At the Newman Law Firm, we represent fiduciaries who believe that they have been wrongfully accused of misconduct or fraud. We also advocate on behalf of beneficiaries and heirs as they pursue claims against executors and trustees who have breached their fiduciary duty. We encourage you to contact us so that we can advise you. We will address your issues and evaluate your concerns. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable Texas attorneys will work to provide you with the skilled services you need to protect yourself.
Whether you are an executor, administrator, trustee or if you hold someone’s power of attorney, you are a fiduciary. Your primary responsibility is to put your own interests aside and act in the best interests of the beneficiary. This can be complicated and confusing. Acting as a fiduciary can lead to being sued and found liable for damages. In fact, some fiduciaries actually do make bad decisions that will damage the estate and its beneficiaries. These actions often result in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.
Our lawyers have extensive experience representing the following types of fiduciary claims:
- Mishandling of assets
- Denying beneficiary payments
- Failure to disclose information
- Failure to provide asset protection
- Failure to distribute funds
As a fiduciary, it is important to be transparent at all times. You are required to provide ongoing information and fulfill legal duties. Proper record keeping is essential for your protection against liability. Whether our firm pursues or defends a claim regarding fiduciary duty, our attorneys work to obtain as much evidence as possible to evaluate your claim and advocate for you. Be sure to retain important documents such as tax returns, financial records, property conveyances and any other transactional materials that relate to your fiduciary duties. Documents are often valuable evidence in a matter. We will guide you through this process.
Contact a Sugar Land-Area Lawyer For Fiduciary Litigation
Let us guide you through your duties, help you advocate your rights and protect your interests. To schedule an appointment to discuss your claim with one of our Houston fiduciary claims attorneys, please call 832-390-4161 or contact us online.