Aceto, Bonner & Cole PC

Trust And Trustee Disputes

Trusts are powerful vehicles established to disburse assets with the oversight of a trustee who has certain fiduciary duties and is responsible for acting in the best interests of the estate. When beneficiaries of the trust suspect that the trustee is not acting in the best interests of the estate, disputes can arise that often end up in court.

At Aceto, Bonner & Cole PC, the lawyers are experienced in handling trust and trustee disputes, providing strategic solutions to uncover the truth and resolve the matter as efficiently as possible.

If you are a trustee who is being accused of mismanaging an estate or if you are a beneficiary who suspects the trustee is breaching his or her fiduciary duties, call the Boston-based firm today to learn your rights and options. Call 617-209-2998 or toll free at 800-716-2851.

Boston Attorneys Experienced In Litigating Trust And Trustee Disputes

The estate law attorneys are prepared to advise, to represent or litigate on behalf of beneficiaries or trustees in disputes surrounding the administration and management of trusts. These disputes often arise when beneficiaries claim that the trustee is not upholding what the deceased would have wanted, whereby acting in breach of his or her fiduciary duties. Often this involves failing to give the beneficiaries what they believe that they are entitled to under the terms of the trust. If the beneficiary can prove this, the trustee may be ordered to comply with the beneficiaries' demand or be removed from his or her duties of administering the trust.

The lawyers at Aceto Bonner & Prager, PC are experienced in handling these matters, and are prepared to represent either the beneficiary or the trustee. They will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding how the trust was drafted or amended, as well as the reasons any changes were made. They will also determine if the trustee is acting within his or her authority.

The Firm handles all aspects of these disputes, including matters of:

  • Trustee authority
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Conflict of interests
  • Capacity of the decedent in amending the trust
  • Fraudulent conveyance and undue influence
  • Petitions for court instructions
  • Prudent investing
  • Investigative accounting

Through each step of the case and as evidence is discovered, the firms' attorneys will advise the client regarding all options and rights. If the matter can be resolved out of court, the firm will seek the best possible outcome for the client. If a settlement cannot be reached, however, the firm is prepared to litigate the matter in court.

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