A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when a “fiduciary,” such as the personal representative of an estate, a trustee, or a guardian, fails to comply with the duties created by the nature of their relationship with another person. A fiduciary relationship exists whenever one person places confidence and trust in and is at some level […]
breach of fiduciary duty
A fiduciary duty is a legal obligation for a person in a position of trust and confidence, like a trustee or the executor of an estate, to act in the best interest of another party. If a fiduciary fails to act in the beneficiary’s best interest, they have likely breached their fiduciary duty. An experienced
Trustees are considered to be fiduciaries, so they are held to the highest legal standard. Given the duties and responsibilities that fiduciaries must satisfy, there are various grounds for filing a lawsuit against a trustee. Negligent behavior that constitutes a breach of their fiduciary duty is one of these reasons. At RMO, the most common
A fiduciary duty is one of the most demanding obligations that exists under the law. It requires a person in a position of trust and confidence, such as a trustee, executor, administrator, or personal representative to act with utmost good faith and loyalty towards the beneficiaries of the trust or probate estate they are administering.
Trustees commonly face claims for breach of trust, misappropriation of trust funds, mismanagement, malfeasance, fraud, or breach of fiduciary duty. If you’ve been accused of breaching your fiduciary duties or misappropriating trust funds, contact an experienced trust litigation attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you begin working with a trust litigation attorney, the better
Breaches of fiduciary duty and fiduciary abuses unfortunately are more common than you might think, especially in cases involving the elderly and the infirm. Fiduciaries are often granted broad powers over estate funds and assets, and may take advantage of their trusted position for personal profit or gain. If you suspect that you or a