This is the first in a series of articles which will address the issue of executor misconduct in Hartford, Connecticut probate cases. We consider it important to address this topic due to the fact that heirs and loved ones of a deceased individual are often unsure as to how they should proceed when an executor is failing to honor their obligations. It is important, however, that you take immediate steps to protect your interests when such a situation arises. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which can assist people in knowing what step to take next. It is also our goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a probate attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
● Preventing an executor from being appointed in Connecticut
● Removing an executor after they have been appointed
● Dealing with an executor who has breached their fiduciary duty
● Remedies against an executor who has committed malfeasance
We are addressing these topics for multiple reasons. First, the best way to deal with an inappropriate executor is to prevent them from being appointed in the first place. Examples of reasons for which an executor may be blocked can include problems with their background or a conflict of interests. Second, it is possible to seek the removal of an executor once they have been appointed. It is important to understand the process of doing so and the type of facts which can be presented to the Court. Third, if an executor is misappropriating assets, or otherwise failing in their duties, immediate steps should be taken before further harm is done. Finally, depending on the facts of the case, it may be necessary to seek damages from an executor.
A point we will be raising in each of these articles is the importance of speaking with an attorney as soon as possible if you have concerns over the handling of an estate. Dealing with the problem immediately helps to prevent the squandering of assets and more. Our Hartford probate lawyers have been serving the area for decades and we are proud of the level of service which we provide. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you. We also serve the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, East and West Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.