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.
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.