When it comes to estate matters, the challenges that can arise take many forms. Sometimes, families find themselves in the middle of a heated dispute following the loss of their loved one due to allegations that an executor breached his or her fiduciary duties. If you are a beneficiary who believes that an executor failed to distribute assets properly, you should immediately take steps to address the situation. Our law firm also recognizes that some executors in Detroit and across Michigan may also be falsely accused of breaching their fiduciary duties.
There are various reasons why an executor may fail to distribute the assets of an estate properly. Sometimes, they may be overwhelmed and accidentally miss something, while other cases involve intentional wrongdoing. Regardless, if your loved one’s estate has not been handled appropriately, the executor must be held responsible for their actions. Sadly, this occurs too often and has made life very hard for many families.
To make things even more complicated, these disputes can tear a family apart. As if family members do not face enough emotional pain after a loved one passes, fights and disagreements with relatives over the way in which assets are distributed can make it even harder for families to recover. If possible, you should try to do what you can to minimize the level of conflict. However, you should never allow your rights to be violated.
If you visit the section of our website which covers probate, you will be able to read more about the breach of fiduciary duties and similar topics.