Mr. McBride and McBride Law Offices, P.C. regularly files lawsuits and negotiates for those who have been victimized by trustees, executors, administrators or caretakers. These legal matters arise after a fiduciary (often a trustee or someone controlling an estate) illegally takes money or assets from a trust or estate through fraud or undue influence.
These illegal schemes take on many forms. If you are a beneficiary of a trust, Mr. McBride holds trustees to account, insuring they act with the highest duty of good faith and loyalty. If the trustee has breached his/her fiduciary duty and not acted in good faith, the trustee may be liable for damages, including any trust assets he/she wrongfully took from the trust.
If you are an heir or listed as a beneficiary of a Will, others may take advantage of a close relationship and succeed in having a Will changed through illegal means. Often times, the person who is being taken advantage of is ill, weak, and/or may lack the mental capacity to legally make the change to the Will or Trust.
Due to the short time frames for filing a Will Contest, a Trust Contest, or for breach of a trust, you should contact a lawyer at the earliest moment to address these legal issues.
McBride Law Offices PC handles cases in Cook County, McHenry County, Kane County, Will County, DuPage County, and Lake County.
Update: On January 11, 2021, after a 10 day trial prosecuted by Mr. McBride on behalf of a Firm Client, the Court agreed with Mr. McBride and found that a trustee breached his fiduciary duty to the beneficiary. The trustee hid assets from the beneficiary, failed to keep her informed, and spent trust assets as a form of retaliation. The Court entered judgment against the Trustee personally and awarded $92,243 in damages to the the Firm Client and also awarded her sole possession of a life insurance policy which her Brother withheld from her.