Breach of Fiduciary Duty

A person acts as a fiduciary when he or she has been entrusted to handle personal, financial or legal matters for another person. Fiduciaries can manage and oversee trusts, estates, finances, the care of family and loved ones, and other elements. When an individual allegedly breaches a fiduciary duty, it means he or she has or has been suspected of acting inappropriately within the bounds of that duty.

Issues involving breaches of fiduciary duty can affect individuals on both sides — people serving as fiduciary as well as people who are concerned about the manner in which a fiduciary has acted or is acting. I am a Long Island attorney with more than 25 years of experience and have extensive knowledge about representing people on both sides of this issue.

If you need to bring a claim against a fiduciary, or if you have been accused of breaching your fiduciary duty, please contact my office today to schedule your free initial consultation. I represent individuals and families in Nassau County and throughout New York.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Examples

Fiduciaries have a duty to act in the best interests of the person who has named him or her to handle his or her affairs. Fiduciaries can be designated to serve as powers of attorney, to act as guardian, in the role of trustee and to carry out the final affairs of an estate as an executor or administrator.

An individual or group of individuals who claim to be harmed by a fiduciary's actions may allege that any of the following has occurred:

  • Mismanagement of an estate
  • Theft from an estate
  • Theft from an elderly or disabled person
  • Failure to comply with the terms of a decedent's will
  • Failure to provide beneficiaries with accurate information

Allegations involving breaches of fiduciary duty can be resolved through various measures, including probate litigation or fiduciary removal proceedings. I strive to resolve my clients' problems efficiently, effectively and without going to court whenever possible.

Contact a Lawyer for Assistance With Claims Involving Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

My Long Island law firm offers free initial consultations, flexible office hours, and evening and weekend appointments. Please call me at 516-874-3520 to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific concerns in detail.