Trustee and Executor Disputes


A frequent conflict in estate litigation arises when beneficiaries or other stakeholders in an estate think that a trustee or executor is failing to meet the responsibilities of their role or breaching their fiduciary duty.

Upon being selected as a trustee or executor, if that person has never been in that role, they may lack the required knowledge or skills to effectively fulfill their duties and act in the estate’s best interest. In some cases, they may intentionally abuse their authority and prioritize their own interests over the estate’s.

What Happens if an Executor or Trustee is Not Fulfilling their Duties?

Several legal options are available to concerned parties where a trustee or executor is not fulfilling their responsibilities and obligations.

These include:

Before any action is taken by a beneficiary or other interested party, a consultation with an experienced estate lawyer is advisable. A lawyer will explain the options available, will help you formulate a game plan, and can represent you in any legal proceedings that may be necessary.

The highly skilled and strategic Whitby estate lawyers at Derfel Estate Law represent clients in all types of executor and trustee disputes. We act for beneficiaries, guardians, executors, trustees, and others.

For Guidance on Trustee & Executor Disputes Contact the Whitby Estate Litigators at Derfel Estate Law

If you are the friend or family member of a testator and are concerned about the appointed trustee or executor, contact Derfel Estate Law. Our Whitby estates lawyers help clients ensure that their interests or the interests of their loved ones are protected, and decisions are being made in the best interests of the estate.

Call us at 289-638-3171 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.