Abused Beneficiary Claims

Understanding Abuse in Trust & Wills

Beneficiary abuse is not acceptable in California’s trust and will cases.

Being named a trustee or executor of a will is a big responsibility. Unfortunately, some California trustees and executors abuse their powers and try to steal from innocent beneficiaries.

Through no fault of their own, these beneficiaries are the victims of abusive fiduciaries (whether trustees, executors or conservators) who do not understand – or care to follow – their legal obligations. You should know:

  • The law imposes strict guidelines on trustees and executors. They are held to the highest standard of care in all actions they undertake – and all actions they fail to undertake.
  • However, some fiduciaries just don’t understand the legal obligations they must operate under. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
  • These fiduciaries think they have the freedom to do whatever they like, whenever they like, and it is the beneficiaries who then suffer the consequences. This abusive behavior is unacceptable.

At Albertson & Davidson, LLP, we have successfully attacked and defended California trustees and executors, so we understand these complex cases inside and out. We know when fiduciaries are not living up to their legal duties, and we have the legal know-how to take on these fiduciaries and stand up for the rights of abused trust and will beneficiaries.

Since our firm’s founding in 2008, our dedicated trial attorneys have recovered more than $130 million in verdicts and settlements for our deserving clients. Let us fight for you now. Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case.