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Florida Trustee Defenses

What We Do Apr 16, 2021
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If you are a trustee, have you been sued? If you have been sued by one of your trust beneficiaries, you betta know your Florida trustee defenses. Why? Here’s the background that you NEED to understand. Start with the Basics A lot of people become a successor trustee in Florida. Some of you are well -intentioned, decent people, but ……you know nothing about running a trust. Admittedly, you are in way over your head. And when you were asked to RESIGN, you just can’t give up the power. You say that you want to adhere to “so-and-so’s” wishes or intent. That’s OK. You mean well. Stay tuned…we’ll get through this. Many times, a Florida resident will have a POUR OVER WILL that leaves everything to a revocable trust when they die. And when that Florida resident dies, there needs to be a successor trustee for that revocable trust. Which is now IRrevocable. Being a trustee is serious business. And if you have been sued by a trust beneficiary, you should know all your Florida Trustee Defenses. Let’s talk about helping defend a Florida Trustee. Florida Trustee Defenses First, look at the trust document. The trust itself may do two things. It may change the normal standard of liability for a trustee when you make a mistake. The trust document, for example, may say that you are only liable for “intentional or reckless acts.” That’s actually good for you. It alters the standard of care that ordinarily you face in Florida […]

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Defending the Florida Trustee: FREE CLE Zoom Webinar Friday, November 13, 2020 1:00- 1:50 pm

What We Do Nov 6, 2020
post about Defending the Florida Trustee: FREE CLE Zoom Webinar Friday, November 13, 2020 1:00- 1:50 pm

There are Billions of dollars in Florida trusts. Defending the Florida Trustee is serious business. Almost monthly, Pankauski Hauser Lazarus offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinars, which are approved by the Florida Bar. All CLE webinars are sponsored by Pankauski Hauser Lazarus and FREE to Florida Bar members. All Florida lawyers are welcome to attend. Pankauski Hauser Lazarus exclusively represents clients in matters involving disputes, trials and appeals surrounding Florida estates, business, wills and probate litigation. Therefore, if you are a Florida probate, guardianship or estate planning lawyer, many of the webinar topics may relate to your Florida practice. SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Pankauski Hauser Lazarus PLLC will be offering a FREE, 1 credit hour CLE on Defending the Florida Trustee- how to properly plead affirmative defenses, led by managing partner John Pankauski.  Mr. Pankauski literally wrote the book on trusts. You can purchase his Pankauski’s Trustees’ Guide on Amazon. WHERE: Online via Zoom. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To register for this CLE webinar, click here. Once registered, you will receive an email with the link to join the webinar.  If you have any questions, or need more information, please email Amanda@phflorida.com.

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