Florida trust disputes can take many forms. Below are some examples of causes of action that fall under the broader category “Fl Trust Dispute:”
- Accounting – if a beneficiary has received inadequate or insufficient information from a trustee, the beneficiary may need to formally demand an accounting to compel compliance.
- Removal – if a trustee has acted inappropriately and needs to be removed from the position of trustee, a beneficiary may seek to have the court remove the trustee.
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty – if a trustee has engaged in conduct that violates his duties to the beneficiaries, a beneficiary may sue the trustee for breach, which is a cause of action for money damages.
- Trust Modification – if a beneficiary believes there is a mistake in the trust or that the person who made the trust did not adequately anticipate the beneficiary’s current needs, he may seek assistance – either through the courts or outside of the courts – in changing the terms and provisions of the trust.
- Trust Termination – if the beneficiaries of a trust believe that the trust’s primary purposes have been fulfilled (e.g. to educate a certain class of beneficiaries), they may seek to have the trust terminated and the balance of the trust funds distributed to the beneficiaries.
- Undue Influence/Lack of Capacity – like a Will Contest, if an interested person believes that a trust document was created as the result of undue influence or lack of capacity, he may bring a cause of action challenging the validity of the trust document or parts of the trust document.
If you need to speak with an FL Trust Dispute Lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A. toll-free at (800) 776-3103 for a free consultation.