Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

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Breach of Fiduciary Duty

The personal representative, executor, administrator or trustee, of an estate assumes a role as fiduciary with respect to the estate. This means that the representative cannot engage in actions that contradict or violate his or her duty.  He or she must act in the best interests of the estate.

If the fiduciary is living in the decedent’s house or allows a family member to live there without compensating the Estate and plan to vacate, can be a violation of one’s duty.

When you have evidence or suspicions that a fiduciary is acting out of self-interest, or has a conflict of interest, you can take legal action to hold that person accountable for breach of fiduciary duty. When that fiduciary has not been forthcoming with information such an accounting, you can bring an action seeking that information and their removal as the representative in charge of the Estate. The is just a few of the examples but there are many actions that one takes and may be in violation of his or her duties.

At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we aggressively protect the rights of estate beneficiaries in claims involving breach of fiduciary duty. We have fought for the rights of residents of Suffolk County and Nassau County for more than 20 years.

Contact the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston

If you have not put an effective plan in place for the orderly distribution of assets upon death, we can help. Contact Long Island estate planning attorney Bonnie Lawston online or call our office at 631-425-7299 to set up a free initial consultation.

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We represent clients nationwide, if you are a fiduciary (executor, administrator, or trustee) an heir or beneficiary of a New York estate. If the decedent died in New York or has assets in New York State, we can help you. If you are chosen to represent the estate or if you are receiving an inheritance from a New York estate, contact our law firm today.


There are Two Types of New York Estates

  1. The Decedent resided in NY at the time of death and their domicile is New York at the time of death; or
  2. There are assets located in NY, at the time of death, and an ancillary proceeding is needed. The Decedent may have died elsewhere.

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Bonnie Lawston dedicates her practice to making the job of the Executor, Administrator, Trustee and Probate or Administration process easy for you. Whether you are a fiduciary, beneficiary or heir, we can help you, protect your interests and maximize your inheritance. The firm has represented individuals throughout the United States and in New York, throughout long island including but not limited to Huntington, Melville, Syosset, Sag Harbor, Garden City, Mineola, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Oyster Bay, Belle Terre, East Norwich, Muttontown, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor, Pt. Jefferson, Pt. Washington, Glen Head, Glen Cove, Bayville, South Hampton, Hampton Bays, to name a few, in matters dealing with Estate and Probate administration. For more information, contact Law Office of Bonnie Lawston at (631)425-7299 for a free consultation.