What You Need to Know About Estate Litigation
Our office represents trustees and beneficiaries in will contests, disputed trusts, and estate (probate) litigation throughout the greater Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Riverside Areas.
Our office has decades of experience representing litigants in nearly every aspect of trust and estate law. We will consider, on a case-by-case basis, representing a client on a contingency basis, meaning that if there is no recovery, then there is no fee to the client.
Trustee Breach of Duties and Defense of Trustee
The fiduciary duties imposed on the trustee of a trust can be complex and confusing. The law requires a fiduciary to act with the highest standards of care, good faith, and fair dealing, and to avoid any and all potential conflicts of interest.
If you are the trustee of a trust and have been accused of mishandling the trust assets or have been served with a petition for removal as trustee, then it is extremely important to obtain strong legal counsel immediately. Addressing the issues with the beneficiaries early can avoid costly litigation.
If you are a beneficiary of a trust and you feel that the trustee is not following the terms of the trust or is acting in a manner which benefits himself over the interests of the beneficiaries, then you have the right to petition to the court to remove the trustee. You also have the right to nominate someone who will act in accordance with the law.
The Law Offices of John E. Trommald have over twenty years of experience in defending trustees from incorrect or misguided accusations. Call today for a consultation with one of our attorneys.