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By: Scott Grossman on February 7th, 2018

Five Facts About Lawsuits Against Executors of California Estates


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While many executors work diligently to carry out their tasks and treat all beneficiaries fairly, this is not always the case. Sometimes, an executor acts in a way that shows a bias towards one or more beneficiaries. When this happens, it may be in the best interest of the beneficiary affected to consult with an experienced Riverside estate litigation attorney. The right legal professional will assist you in addressing the bias executor. He or she may recommend that you bring an action to remove the trustee.If you are contemplating filing a lawsuit against an executor, continue reading to learn more.

Five Helpful Facts About Filing Lawsuits Against Executors of California Estates:

  • First of all, executors can be sued both in a personal capacity and as executor of the estate.
  • Also, an executor can be sued personally for illegal or improper administration of the estate.
  • Furthermore, minors can sue executors, provided an adult files the lawsuit on their behalf.
  • Additionally, keep in mind what some of the common causes of action for lawsuits are against executors. They include fraud, self-interest, conflict of interest, and embezzlement.
  • Finally, lawsuits against executors are typically brought in the California probate court.

In conclusion, attempting to remove an executor or take other action against him or her without the guidance of an experienced attorney could be costly. Each day that a biased executor remains in control of the estate assets, the greater the chances of wrongdoing. To learn more about bringing a lawsuit to remove an executor, view our free guide The Ultimate Guide to California Trust and Probate Litigation. Finally, if you would like to learn more about filing lawsuits against executors of California estates, Contact an experienced Riverside probate litigation attorney today at (888) 443-6590 for a free consultation.