Fiduciary Litigation Attorney
A dispute in an estate or trust situation can be legally and personally challenging. Most of these situations involve individualized family dynamics as well as complex legal considerations. It is critical to handle this type of dispute carefully. An experienced attorney can help you navigate these complications to resolve your disputes efficiently and favorably.
At Sheats & Muckleroy LLP, our Fort Worth fiduciary litigation lawyers represent clients throughout Tarrant, Dallas and the surrounding counties, in fiduciary litigation and related legal matters. We bring more than 40 years of litigation experience in a variety of contexts, giving us a big-picture perspective to provide sound counsel and representation in fiduciary disputes.
We represent agents, principals and potential beneficiaries in a variety of fiduciary contexts, including:
- Will executors: When a will is not being handled properly, potential beneficiaries can bring a breach of fiduciary duty or similar claim against the executor.
- Trustees: When a trust is established, the person charged with administering the trust (the trustee) is required to always act according to the rules established in the trust. Breach of fiduciary duty and other claims can result from the trustee failing to follow the terms of the trust.
There are a variety of different disputes that can arise in these circumstances, but one thing is consistent in most cases: It is almost always better to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. Whenever possible, our attorneys seek non-litigious solutions through negotiations and alternative dispute resolution methods. This approach usually saves our clients money, takes less time and obtains better results.
However, in some cases litigation is the only viable options. At Sheats & Muckleroy LLP, we have established a record of success in our prior cases that have gone to litigation. In addition to a recent bench trial in Hidalgo County, we obtained a directed verdict in a Tarrant County jury trial. We have the experience and knowledge to handle your fiduciary dispute in the courtroom.
Contact Sheats & Muckleroy, LLP
If you are facing a fiduciary dispute, call our attorneys at 817-878-2425 or contact us online.