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A number of disputes may arise concerning trusts and how there are administered.  Disputes often arise when the trustee fails to properly follow their fiduciary responsibilities or has a conflict of interest with the trust beneficiaries. Trust disputes are not only tricky, but are also a sensitive subject that need to be handled with care, discretion, and a deep understanding of the law. If you live in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, or Collin County and you want to dispute or defend a trust you are the beneficiary of, the Chenault Law Firm of North Texas is here to stand by your side and help.

If you live in North Texas and need compassionate, discrete, and sound legal assistance in a trust dispute, give our offices a call at 972.591.0099 or simply fill out the form below today. The Chenault Law Firm is experienced and provides legal services in Probate, Estate, Trust & Guardianship Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Will Contests, Estate Administrations, Estate Planning, and more.

Trust Disputes in Texas

In Texas, most trust disputes arise when the trustee of the trust in question fails to carry out their duties as specified in the trust and in accordance with the law.  The law defines these failures or lack of required action as “breach of fiduciary duty.” Common breaches of fiduciary duty in Texas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Failing to provide the required tax or accounting information to beneficiaries.
  • The improper investing of trust or estate assets.
  • The improper use of trust or estate assets.
  • The failure to pay taxes and file the appropriate returns.
  • The improper distribution of assets amongst beneficiaries.
  • Failing to make the proper distributions of assets amongst beneficiaries.

DO YOU LIVE IN TEXAS AND HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT A TRUST? CONCERNED ABOUT A POSSIBLE DISPUTE OR LOOKING TO DISPUTE THE TRUST YOURSELF? THE CHENALUT LAW FIRM CAN PROVIDE COUNSEL AND REPRESNETATION. JUST CALL US AT 972.591.0099 OR SPEND A FEW MOMENTS FILLING OUT THE FORM AT THE BOTTOMF OF THIS PAGE.

Keep in mind that a breach can occur because of deliberate acts or they can be unintentional and be the result of ignorance, incompetence, stress, or even distraction. This is why picking the right fiduciary is so important with a trust. A trust can also be disputed for reasons unrelated to the fiduciary, including:

  • The trust documents are improperly executed.
  • The trust was created by a person without the required legal capacity.
  • There was some sort of undue influence exerted over the creator of the trust meaning it is setup to do something they did not actually wish to do.

In any situation where you suspect that someone may have been taken advantage of, you need to take action as quickly as possible. We can help you prepare and act accordingly to protect yourself and the other beneficiaries to the full extent of the law. Do not make the assumption that the behavior in question will improve or change. If you want to know more about your legal options in a trust dispute and live in Denton, we are here to help.

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Want to know more about how you can dispute or defend a trust, then we should talk. Give the Chenault Law Firm Offices a call at 972.591.0099 or fill out the form on this page to talk about your case with an experienced member of our team. We have both the experience and legal expertise you are going to need to aggressively defend your position in a trust dispute. No matter the situation, our team is always standing by ready to help, so go ahead and fill out the form or call our offices today.

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