In Pennsylvania, if executor responsibilities are not upheld throughout the probate process, the executor can be held liable for any damages incurred as the result of a breach in responsibilities.
The executor has a fiduciary duty to the heirs and to the estate; the highest duty of good faith and fair dealing is expected, and any evidence of fraud, embezzlement, or breach of duty should automatically signal that a Pennsylvania probate attorney is needed.
Your attorney will help you determine whether the complaint is against the executor or the estate, and whether or not you have grounds to file claim. You must have a pecuniary interest – that is, you stand to inherit some property or assets from the estate – in order to be eligible to file litigation against the management of the estate. Adults may sue on behalf of minors or legally incompetent heirs.
Consulting a Pennsylvania Probate Attorney
If you decide to go forward with litigation, it’s vital that you collect as much evidence and documentation of the breach and make it available to your Pennsylvania probate attorney as soon as possible. Matters concerning probate and executor responsibilities are highly complex, both legally and financially, so it’s strongly advised that you consult a lawyer as soon as you begin to consider legal action. Call today – 1-610-933-8069.
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