Here To Handle Fiduciary Wrongdoing
When you entrust your assets in someone else’s hands, whether your wealth, property or even the well-being of your family members, you expect that this person will handle their job with integrity. This person could be an executor of your will, your trustee or someone else you have given legal powers over your assets in some way. They hold fiduciary duty.
If this person fails to uphold responsibility, however, he or she is said to have committed fiduciary wrongdoing and may face legal action as a result. Whether you are looking to hold someone liable for fiduciary misconduct or you are the one facing charges for fiduciary wrongdoing, The Mead Law Firm, in Portland, can help you. With more than 25 years of experience handling estate law cases, we know Oregon laws and can help you plan your next steps.
How An Action Counts As Fiduciary Wrongdoing
Before someone can be charged with fiduciary wrongdoing, he or she must have first agreed to take on a role of fiduciary responsibility and then broken that commitment. Fiduciary responsibility can be found in many relationships based on legally binding trust, including:
- A trustee promising to guard assets before distributing them to the rightful beneficiaries
- A business partner promising to represent the interests of his or her shareholders
- A legally appointed guardian promising to keep your children safe
In a fiduciary relationship, any actions that challenge the trust — committed by either party — are considered breaches of fiduciary duty. Whether you feel you have been wrongfully accused or are dealing with a defendant who will not admit to their wrongdoing, The Mead Law Firm is prepared to build a strong case in your favor. You can rely on our trust and estate litigation skills to tackle any unsupported charges and fight for any compensation you may be entitled to.
Discuss Your Issue With Attorney George Mead
Even if you are not sure of whether there has been a breach of duty, it is helpful to have an experienced lawyer evaluate your situation and determine if you need to take action. To secure a confidential consultation with George Mead, contact us online or call 503-214-2712 or toll free at 888-328-1440.