Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases
Individuals and entities that take on the role of a personal representative or trustee are considered to serve as fiduciaries under the law. This means that these individuals and entities are legally obligated to be loyal and honest, acting in good faith and in the best interest of the beneficiaries. Additionally, when a person is given the authority to act as the agent for another under a power of attorney or is appointed to serve as a guardian, a fiduciary relationship is created. When fiduciaries fail to meet their legal duties, they can be held legally liable.
If you are dealing with a conflict involving a potential breach of a fiduciary duty, you should discuss the situation with an experienced Fort Myers breach of fiduciary duty lawyer. The attorneys at SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers are experienced probate, trust and guardianship litigation lawyers serving clients throughout the Southwest Florida region.
We represent individuals, families, personal representatives, trustees, guardians, agents and other parties in significant legal disputes. Our legal team has more than 200 years of collective experience advocating for clients involved in complex civil cases. We leverage our background as seasoned trial lawyers, to litigate a diverse range of breach of fiduciary duty claims, including cases involving probate and wills, trusts, powers of attorney and guardianship matters.
Litigating Challenging Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
At SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers our attorneys know the ins and outs of investigating, preparing and litigating challenging legal cases. We are also very familiar with the specific legal duties and standards of care required of personal representatives, trustees, guardians and other persons who may serve in a fiduciary role. When a personal representative breaches a legal duty that jeopardizes an estate, our lawyers will take swift legal action to remove the personal representative and recover any financial losses and damages sustained by the estate. Similarly, when a guardian or an agent acting pursuant to a power of attorney, abuses his or her authority, or violates a fiduciary duty, our firm is prepared to hold the guardian or agent legally liable for the abuse or violation.
The attorneys at SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers also represent personal representatives, trustees, guardians and other parties who may be facing a breach of fiduciary duty claim. Our lawyers are highly trained litigators who know how to defend fiduciaries facing false allegations of improper, unauthorized or abusive conduct. We understand that these cases can be highly emotional and very stressful for our clients. If you are involved in this type of situation our attorneys will work closely with you to develop a strong case plan that resolves the matter quickly and in the most favorable manner possible.
Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Breach of Fiduciary Duty Attorney
If you suspect that a fiduciary may be breaching his or her legal duties, or if you are a fiduciary dealing with a breach of duty claim, you should contact a Fort Myers or Naples breach of fiduciary duty attorney as quickly as possible. We can be reached by calling 800-785-0647.