Experienced New Jersey Fiduciary Litigation Attorneys
Guardianship Actions | Allegations of Breach of Fiduciary Duty | Disputes Involving Trusts
There are many legal situations where a person owes you a fiduciary duty—a duty to act in your best interests rather than their own personal interests. The trustee of a trust owes a similar duty to the beneficiaries of a trust. A guardian has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of his or her ward. Unfortunately, fiduciaries don’t always fulfill their legal obligations. Additionally, different parties can have different definitions of what constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty. If you or someone you love is involved in a fiduciary dispute, you want an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to protect your interests.
At the Knee Law Firm, LLC, with offices in Hackensack, our lawyers bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience to individuals involved in disputes related to fiduciary obligations. We offer comprehensive trust and estate counsel, providing a full range of fiduciary litigation services with the accessibility and personal service of a small law firm. When you hire us to help you resolve a legal matter, you’ll always have direct access to one of our attorneys. We place a premium on communication and responsiveness, always returning your calls and e-mails in a timely manner.
Our Representation in Fiduciary Litigation
We have extensive experience handling a wide range of issues involving the duties of fiduciaries. We represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in fiduciary disputes, helping you find ways to resolve a wide range of disagreements, including breach of fiduciary duty claims and accounting actions. Our attorneys will help you prepare and file a formal accounting of an estate or trust, and will be your advocate in a wide range of legal proceedings, including actions for:
- An accounting
- The removal of a fiduciary
- The defense of a fiduciary’s conduct
- The management and distribution of a trust
- The management and distribution of assets by an individual or organization holding a power of attorney
- The actions of a guardian with respect to their ward.
- Actions seeking instructions from the Court.
- Actions for the construction of a will or trust.
We will assist you with the amendment or reformation of a trust, if necessary, and can provide guidance with the interpretation of dispositive or controlling documents, such as wills, trusts or powers of attorney. We also handle estate litigation, including will contests.