The types of trustee misconduct claims we handle include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Abuse of trust
- Misrepresentation and fraud
- Constructive fraud
- Conflict of interest
Are you a beneficiary of a trust, either from a loved one’s last will and testament or one set up during your loved one’s life? As a beneficiary you must rely on the judgment, discretion and work of the trustee or trustees of the trust to take care of the principal of the trust and see that you receive income or other benefits from it.
With trustees holding such power over trust assets for the benefit of another, the law imposes on them a fiduciary duty to you as the beneficiary. While there are many honorable trustees, unfortunately, not all have your best interest at heart. Trustee misconduct, negligence or fraud can severely diminish your trust income and principal.