How to Deal with Trustee Fraud

Los Angeles Trust Litigation Lawyer

Are you looking for a competent attorney to assist you with a case involving trustee misconduct or fraud? At the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C., we have extensive experience handling all types of situations that arise with trust litigation. Our lead attorney, David A. Shapiro focuses his practice on effectively resolving every type of matter that may involve estates, trusts and trust litigation.

In an effort to provide the highest quality legal representation in trust litigation matters, he is actively involved in numerous professional organizations such as:

  • The Litigation Subcommittee of the Trust and Estate Section of the California Bar
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The Santa Monica Bar Association (including the SMBA's Trust and Estates Section)

When you come to the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C., you can rest assured that you are in highly capable hands.

Trustee Misconduct & Fraud Claims

We represent beneficiaries in various types of trustee fraud and misconduct claims, including but not to:

Are you the beneficiary of a trust that was established during your loved one's lifetime? As a beneficiary, you have to rely on the discretion, judgment and conduct of the trustee or trustees to take proper care of the trust assets and principal of the trust, and to ensure that you receive the appropriate distributions as outlined in the trust document.

Due to the fact that trustees have a significant amount of power and control over trust assets for the benefit of the beneficiaries, the law imposes what is called a fiduciary duty upon the trustee towards you, the beneficiary. While many trustees are honorable, unfortunately, there are some that fail to have the beneficiaries' best interests at heart. Trustee fraud or misconduct can misappropriate or squander trust assets or principal and severely diminish a beneficiary's trust income or principal.

Learn your rights – contact a Los Angeles trust litigation attorney today!

At the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C., many clients who were beneficiaries approached us because they felt something wasn't right, or were alarmed when the income or principle from their trust had substantially diminished. If you are experiencing this yourself, you don't have to accept your trustee's explanation for what is going on. We will take a look at your situation, advise you of your rights and let you know if you have a case or not. Don't just sit in the dark not knowing what's happening behind the scenes; the longer you wait the more damage that will occur, some of which may be irreversible.

Contact our Los Angeles trust litigation attorney to arrange a free consultation!

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