Palm Beach Gardens Breach of Fiduciary Duty Attorneys
A fiduciary is a person responsible for the proper handling of financial matters relating to an estate, trust or the assets of a dependent person, such as an elderly parent. The fiduciary owes a duty of loyalty and trust, and has the responsibility to act in the best interests of the principal. Fiduciary litigation usually occurs following the death of a loved one, as family members and beneficiaries discover losses caused by the fiduciary.
Serving as a personal representative of an estate, a trustee under a trust or as an agent under a power of attorney can often be a difficult undertaking. Florida law allows the probate court to personally surcharge a fiduciary that has failed to fulfill his or her duties. Often an agent, personal representative or trustee is not aware of all the responsibilities required of a fiduciary and is later held personally liable for accidental mistakes or unintentional failures to act.
Whether you are victim of fiduciary malfeasance, acting as an agent under a power of attorney, or a personal representative or trustee accused of breaching your fiduciary duties, the attorneys at Boyes & Farina have the trial-tested experience to represent you. In prosecuting and defending fiduciary claims, we analyze your case to determine what procedures and positions may be best for you. We are specialists in the area of fiduciary litigation, and our attorneys frequently lecture in this area of the law.
Boyes & Farina represents clients throughout Florida in fiduciary litigation matters including:
- Personal representative and trustee fee disputes
- Misuse of power of attorney and improper gifting
- Self dealing
- Breach of trust
- Legal malpractice
- Fiduciary self dealing
- Conflicts of interest
- Improper investment
- Improper or incomplete accountings
- Failure to distribute assets
- Removal and surcharge actions
- Creditor Claim Litigation
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