Executors, administrators, guardians, agents under a power of attorney and trustees have a high level of responsibility, known as a fiduciary duty, to the people or assets they manage. Fiduciaries who act wrongly may be compelled to restore assets to the trust or may be removed.
At The Law Offices of Kennedy & Jackson in Houston, Texas, our lawyers have decades of experience advising beneficiaries, wards and fiduciaries in disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty. Our two attorneys are each board-certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and each is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics to other lawyers throughout Texas.
The following are examples of duties that come with being a fiduciary:
- Avoid conflict of interest
- Avoid self-dealing
- Provide an accounting of an estate
- Disclose information to beneficiaries
- Control and preserve property
- Keep estate and trust assets separate from personal assets
- Enforce or defend claims against the estate
- Manage the estate for the interests of the beneficiaries
- Deal with beneficiaries impartially
Our attorneys often represent family members who are concerned over the actions that a fiduciary has taken with an incapacitated person, an incapacitated person’s assets, an estate or assets held in trust. We also advise fiduciaries concerning their responsibilities. Our law firm serves clients in Greater Houston, Harris County and beyond.
CONTACT A BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY ATTORNEY IN HARRIS COUNTY
Our law office is located in the Galleria area of Houston, with free on-site parking available next to our office building. We provide a complimentary — and confidential — initial consultation to all new potential clients.
To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 713-783-7444 or send us an email.