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Trust Contests in Fort Myers

What is a trust?

A trust is an estate planning tool that allows one person, the trustee, to hold property for the benefit of another person, the beneficiary. Created by a grantor, trusts can be beneficial to help avoid estate tax or the probate process. There are a variety of trusts that can be created for different purposes, with the intent to benefit various individuals or even pets. Regardless of the type of trust, it is important that it is properly managed by the trustee.

Types of Trust Mismanagement

Do you believe that your trustee is mismanaging your trust assets? Mismanagement can occur in a variety of different ways, including:

  • Personally using trust assets
  • Not adhering to the requirements of the Florida Trust Code
  • Unnecessary delays
  • Failure to seek proper legal counsel
  • Other wrongdoing

If you believe that a trustee is not properly managing the trust assets, it is important to contact a Fort Myers probate lawyer as soon as possible. Having assisted more 2,400 clients, our legal team and statewide co-counsel attorneys are well-equipped to assist grantors, trustees and beneficiaries with creating, managing, distributing and contesting trusts.

Enlist the Assistance of The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC

We understand that contesting a trust can be a sensitive matter when you personally know the trustee. If you desire to keep your matters out of the courtroom, our legal team can skillfully negotiate for your best interests. We are also prepared to aggressively advocate on your behalf during litigation if your problems cannot be solved through negotiation.

At The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC, we pride ourselves on our client-centered approach to legal counsel. Instead of providing you with generic advice about your trust matters, we take the time to understand the terms of the trust as well as the actions of the trustee before advising you. If you are interested in learning more about your legal options, complete a free case evaluation from our firm today!

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The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC - Fort Myers Attorney
Located at 10181 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Suite C, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone: (239) 330-6674
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