Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Representing clients in estate litigation since 1975

Do you suspect that a trustee or executor is mishandling an estate? Do you fear that assets are being mishandled, poorly invested or improperly distributed? Are you an executor or trustee who has been accused of breaching your fiduciary duty to an estate? If so, a knowledgeable trusts and estates lawyer can help you.

At the law firm of D'Alessandro & D'Alessandro, LLC, our Basking Ridge breach of fiduciary duty lawyers have provided experienced representation to clients for more than 35 years. We help clients throughout northern and central New Jersey with all types of estate administration issues and litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty actions. To learn more about our practice and to discuss your case, contact our attorneys online.

What is a fiduciary duty?

Estate representatives and trustees are known as fiduciaries. This means they have been given the trust and confidence of the creator of the estate to oversee his or her affairs honestly and with loyalty. A trustee or representative can breach this fiduciary duty by:

  • Self-dealing or embezzlement estate funds
  • Mismanaging estate assets or making poor investment choices
  • Committing fraud
  • Failing to distribute funds in a reasonable amount of time
  • Having conflicting interests regarding investments or sales of assets

At our firm, we represent beneficiaries, executors, trustees and representatives in estate litigation. No matter which side you are on, plaintiff or defense, we will conduct a thorough investigation in your claim. In some cases, we consult forensic accountants and other financial experts to help develop and build our clients' cases. We will help you pursue a just result in your case, whether through negotiation or at trial.

Contact our Bernardsville and Bedminster executor/trustee lawyers

Whether you have been accused of a failure to act in the estate's best interests or if you suspect fraud, we can help you. To contact an estate litigation attorney, call 908-340-6459.

Our attorneys represent injured clients in Bernards Township, Bridgewater, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Somerville, Long Hill, Harding Township, the Borough of Bernardsville and other towns and cities in northern and central New Jersey. We accept credit cards, offer flexible hours and are conveniently located near the center of Basking Ridge with easy access to and from Route 78 and Route 287.