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Legal Defense For Executors Who Face Litigation

Those who are named the executor of a will have a fiduciary responsibility to the estate and to the heirs and creditors of the decedent. If executors fail to carry out their duties properly, they can be held legally responsible.

If you are the executor of a will who has been sued over your management of an estate, it is important to discuss your legal options with a lawyer who is experienced in defending executors.

The estate litigation attorneys at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, have successfully defended executors in complex cases involving:

  • Will contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Concealment of assets

These cases often involve allegations that the executor concealed or mismanaged the assets of the estate. You may be accused of diverting estate assets for your own benefit or to benefit a certain group of heirs.

Some of these cases are brought on behalf of heirs who want to receive their inheritance as quickly as possible. They may simply not understand the probate process. These cases can usually be resolved relatively quickly outside of court. Other cases involve serious challenges to the executor’s work.

Experienced In Complex Cases

Our law firm is experienced in defending executors in complex cases. When necessary, we will retain a forensic accountant to follow the paper trail and determine exactly what happened to the assets in question.

If you are an executor who has been served with a lawsuit, please contact the estate litigation attorneys at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA. From offices in Parma and Mayfield Heights, we represent clients in the Cleveland area and throughout northeast Ohio.