Breach of Fiduciary Disputes in DFW
If you live in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant or Collin Counties or the surrounding areas of North Texas and believe that a trustee of a trust or an executor or administrator of an estate may be committing fraud, self-dealing, or another form of mismanagement that would constitute a breach of fiduciary duty, it is in your best interest, and the best interest of all beneficiaries, to seek the counsel and assistance of an experienced Litigation Law Firm like the Chenault Law Firm of North Texas. If you are a fiduciary, trustee, executor or administrator and you want to defend yourself against these types of claims of such as breach, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Litigation team like the one at Chenault.
For those who need legal assistance with breach of fiduciary duty dispute, give our offices a call at 972.591.0099 or fill out the form on the page below today. The Chenault Law Firm is experienced, compassionate, and proud to provide legal services in Probate, Estate, Trust & Guardianship Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Will Contests and more to Texans in the greater Denton area.
Disputes of Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Texas
Generally, there are three elements that, according to Texas state law, must hold for claim of breach of fiduciary duty to be found valid:
- It must be shown that the defendant did in fact have a fiduciary duty to the plaintiff.
- It must be shown that this fiduciary duty was indeed breached.
- It must also be shown that either the defendant benefited from this breach or the plaintiff was caused injury by it.
Fiduciaries owe beneficiaries of the trust or estate they administer loyalty, good faith, integrity, and strict accountability. This means that they should at all times behave in a fair, transparent and honest manner.
DO YOU RESIDE IN DENTON OR NORTH TEXAS AND HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FIDUCIARY DUTY? CONCERNED ABOUT A POSSIBLE BREACH OR LOOKING TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST CLAIMS LEVELED AGAINST YOU AS FIDUCIARY? THE CHENAULT LAW FIRM OF NORTH TEXAS IS HERE TO HELP! START BY TAKING A FEW MOMENTS TO GIVE OUR OFFICES A CALL AT 972.591.0099 OR SIMPLY FILL OUT THE FORM YOU WILL FIND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
What Commonly Constitutes a Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Here are a few of the common types of breaches of fiduciary duty that can occur in the state of Texas:
- The fiduciary engages in unsanctioned self-dealing.
- The fiduciary willfully engages in fraudulent or other illegal activities.
- The fiduciary is negligent in their management. This can include making unsound or ill-advised investments.
- The fiduciary removes property from the estate or trust without the authority to do so.
- The fiduciary fails to carry out the terms of the trust or will they are responsible for executing.
Litigation over a breach of fiduciary duty can get quite complex as they may involve individuals, entities, or both depending on the situation. For this and many other reasons, these litigation proceedings can be overly trying, complex, and demanding. You want to make sure you are fully prepared with an experienced team of litigation attorneys who have presented your case as well as it can be before you go to court. For Texans living in or around the greater Denton County Area, the Chenault Law Firm can provide the kind of thorough, aggressive, and dedicated counsel and representation you will need to ensure the best possible outcome for your breach of fiduciary duty dispute.
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Curious to know more about how we can help resolve a fiduciary dispute? Let’s talk. Give our offices a call at 972.591.0099 or, if you prefer, fill out the form below to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers. The Chenault Law Firm is proud to serve North Texas with the experience and legal expertise needed to aggressively represent your interests in a dispute over fiduciary duties or any related civil litigation. Our team is always standing by and willing to help, so fill out the form below or call us today.