If you are the beneficiary of an estate or a trust, you are granted many different rights under Florida estate law. It can be difficult to fully understand exactly what these rights are or if they are being violated, but Pankauski Hauser Lazarus PLLC can help. As one of the state’s premier trust and estate litigation firms, we have a deep understanding of the protections that Florida law provides to beneficiaries.
We help clients understand their rights and then pursue claims against trustees and executors who violate their obligations. We are often in court, utilizing the advanced trial and appellate techniques that we have developed by being a firm dedicated solely to estate, probate and trust litigation. Our goals are to make you feel confident in the representation you receive and to resolve your case as efficiently and favorably as possible for you.
Breach Of Fiduciary Duty: Florida Attorneys
While every situation is different, there are many questions that commonly arise in probate and estate disputes involving beneficiaries. Some of the questions we routinely advise our clients on include:
· What can I do if the trustee will not distribute assets to me?
· The trustee took money for himself. Do I have any options?
· Do I have any rights if the trustee will not tell me where the money in a trust went?
These and other questions related to trustee breach, fraud, theft and other acts of trustees and executors often arise under many different circumstances. Similar issues may arise involving life insurance, joint and payable on death (POD) accounts, where the beneficiary may or may not inherit the asset.
In addition to advising clients on the questions above, we also take the time to educate our clients about all of their rights. These include the right to relevant information from the trustee, accounting and inventories of trust and estate assets, fees paid to trustees and executors, and distributions that have or should have been made.
If you are not receiving the information or payments that you should, our lawyers can bring a claim for mismanagement or maladministration against the executors, fiduciaries or trustees. We work hard to keep these claims moving forward, and avoid the pitfalls that can cause these cases to linger for many years.
What is the most important thing you should know? If you are a beneficiary, you have rights and you can assert them in a court of law. As a law firm devoted entirely to representing clients in disputes such as this, we have the focus and relevant experience needed to build a powerful case on your behalf.
Contact Pankauski Hauser Lazarus PLLC For More Information
To schedule an initial consultation with a West Palm Beach estate litigation lawyer, call Amanda Phillips at 561-514-0900 Ext. 101 or fill out our online form.