Whenever a trustee fails to perform as they are supposed to perform, the situation may give rise to a lawsuit for “breach of trust.” A breach of trust refers to any situation in which the trust agreement or the law have not been followed by a trustee, resulting in damages to the trust and its beneficiaries.
As part of our family estate dispute practice here at The Mottley Law Firm, we regularly provide advice to clients who believe a trust is being mishandled. We also advise trustees who have been wrongfully accused of acting improperly. If you are involved in a potential breach of trust situation, you should consult with an attorney who is well-versed in the law in this area. Our attorneys have many years of experience in this practice area and have been involved in some of the largest breach of trust cases in Virginia’s court system.
When we are asked to provide advice relating to a potential breach of trust, we start by offering an initial consultation for a fixed fee of $500. As part of the initial consultation, you will get up to one hour of our attorney’s time to discuss your situation with you, and you will receive some initial guidance from us as to what Virginia law says about your situation in our opinion. In most cases, this initial consultation results in the matter not proceeding further. But in some cases, legal action is necessary.