Baskin Fleece

Trusts administation

Litigation: Trusts

Many of the same contested issues in a probate estate also exist in trust matters. The main difference is that an independent civil action needs to be filed in order to invoke the jurisdiction of the court and have summonses issued to the Defendants. As Florida trust administration is not court supervised, it is up to the beneficiaries, rather than the probate judge, to make sure the trustee is discharging his duties in accordance with the trust terms and with the law. For the most part the only way a beneficiary can review what the trustee has done is through the annual accounting which the trustee must provide each qualified beneficiary every year. If the accounting is not provided, the trustee has breached his fiduciary duty to keep beneficiaries informed, which could result in litigation. There are many other fiduciary duties imposed upon a trustee which, if violated, subject the trustee to removal, surcharge or other remedies imposed by the courts. Our lawyers have handled a variety of wills and trust litigation in the courts of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and throughout Florida.

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BaskinFleece, Attorneys at Law is located in Clearwater, FL and serves clients in and around Tarpon Springs, Largo, Seminole, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Safety Harbor, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Beach, Oldsmar, Ozona, Valrico, Crystal Beach and Pinellas County. At BaskinFleece, our firm's primary focus is on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Hillsborough and Pinellas County and throughout the state of Florida.

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Baskin Fleece
13535 Feather Sound Drive, Suite 200
Clearwater, Florida, 33762 USA
727.572.4545