A fiduciary is a person or entity that is tasked with a legal duty to act solely in another party’s interests. Under the U.S. legal system, the fiduciary duty is the strictest duty of care, and breaches of this duty can result in criminal and civil liability.
Fiduciaries tasked with settling an estate or managing a trust face a lot of responsibility and pressure. While most executors, trustees and conservators are only trying to do the right thing, the complex Massachusetts probate law and disgruntled family members can make that a very difficult task.
The situation can get even scarier when fiduciaries are accused of breaching their duties or any impropriety. When that happens, the fiduciary is the one who needs loyal representation. Luckily, our firm is there to assist fiduciaries with all of these issues and more.
From advising individuals or financial institutions on carrying out probate, estate and trust administration duties such as liquidating assets, paying creditors and managing property to defending fiduciaries in breach of fiduciary duty proceedings, our firm can help.
Our Greater Boston area firm has years of experience with the complicated rules and procedures surrounding probate and estate matters. We often advise Massachusetts-based fiduciaries, but we also assist out-of-state fiduciaries who are tasked with carrying out estate-related duties in the state.
The stakes are high when handling probate and estate matters in Massachusetts, which is why you only want to rely on assistance from the best. Our firm began in 1984 with the goal of providing the highest quality of legal services possible at a reasonable cost for the Greater Boston area.
To find out more about how our firm can help fiduciaries in need of guidance or representation, please visit our Fiduciary Representation in Massachusetts page.