If you are a trustee or personal representative who has been accused of breaching your fiduciary duties, you may be completely unsure of which steps you need to take to address the situation or worry about the outcome of the dispute. To make things more complicated, it is very possible that loved ones are involved, such as a parent, sibling or child, which can make the entire ordeal even more challenging to navigate. As a result, it is critical to know what your rights are and which course of action makes the most sense.
You may be accused of wrongdoing as a probate agent in many different ways. For example, a beneficiary may claim that you did not disburse the assets of the estate properly or they may accuse you of exerting undue influence. Although probate disputes can be extremely hard to deal with, it is critical for you to focus on how you can resolve the situation. If you are able to talk with those who believed that you breached your fiduciary duties, this could be tremendously helpful. For example, you may be able to reduce tensions in the family and help others understand the situation more clearly. With this being said, we also know that some disputes are centered around hard feelings and cannot be resolved by talking to the other party.
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