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Do Trustees in West Palm Beach Owe a Fiduciary Duty to the Beneficiaries? Yes!

Uncategorized Apr 3, 2019
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Are you a beneficiary of a Florida trust? If so, do you believe that the trustee has acted improperly? Has the trustee of your mom’s Florida trust taken funds for his own benefit? Has the personal representative of your dad’s Palm Beach estate failed to act in the best interest of the beneficiaries?  Florida probate litigation includes trust disputes.  You may want to check out Turkish v. Brody, a recent case out of the Third District Court of Appeal, to learn more. 

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

West Palm Beach probate lawyers know that trustees in West Palm Beach owe a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries. In general, if you look for a position of trust, you may find a fiduciary relationship. Florida estate attorneys can sue a trustee for breach of a fiduciary relationship if they abuse the trust they are given. If you believe that a trustee is acting improperly, you should contact a probate litigator. What constitutes a breach is usually a very complicated question. To learn more about trust litigation and breach of fiduciary duty, you should read Turkish v. Brody. This was a November 30,2016 Third District Court of Appeal opinion. Here, the decedent’s daughter brought an accounting action against the decedent’s son and granddaughter. The decedent’s daughter brought this action against them both as individuals and trustees, alleging breach of fiduciary duty. Did the decedent’s son and granddaughter breach their fiduciary duty? What did the court say? To read the case, click here.