Concealment of Assets in Fort Myers
A Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Concealment of assets is a type of breach of fiduciary duty that can lead to serious penalties and reduce your inheritance. There are a variety of ways that a personal representative or trustee can be accused of concealing assets, including:
- Failure to disclose or attempting to underestimate the value of assets
- Transferring assets or funds improperly
- Other abuses of the position for gain at the expense of others
One of the most important duties of a personal representative is filing a comprehensive inventory of assets with the Florida court. If you are an heir or beneficiary and you believe that the personal representative of a loved one's estate is not properly handling the assets or abusing power, you should consult a Fort Myers probate lawyer as soon as possible. These matters are not always straightforward or easy to prove, and your inheritance may be seriously affected by this breach of fiduciary duty.
Inheritance Enforcement in Lee County, Florida
Do you believe that the trustee or personal representative of a late loved one's estate is withholding your inheritance? If someone is not distributing your inheritance to you in a timely manner, then you may have legal options to pursue the assets you are due. While there may be valid reasons why your property is not being distributed to you, we can protect your rights and assist you in obtaining your rightful property through negotiation or litigation.
Seeking the Best Solution
We have assisted more than 2,400 clients and understand that probate matters are sensitive and often involve family members. While we are prepared to aggressively represent you in the courtroom, we prefer to attempt to solve concealment of assets claims in other ways first. Negotiating to restore assets to the trust or estate or removing the executor and replacing him or her with a more qualified individual may be in your best interests, whether you are a personal representative, trustee or beneficiary.
Contact a Fort Myers Probate Attorney Today
Because we focus on a limited number of legal matters, we are prepared to assist you in a wide range of probate issues, including concealment of assets. We believe that our partnerships help us better serve our clients, and we work with our co-counsel attorneys across Florida to help you seek the best possible results in your estate and trust litigation matters.
Clients come first at The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC, and we take the time to understand each of our clients' current situations as well as their goals for the future. Using our knowledge of their unique circumstances and Florida probate law, we provide them with individualized counsel. If you would like to learn more about your legal options and obligations, complete a free case evaluation from our firm today!