Trust Disputes

Disputes & Debts

Types of Trust Disputes

Trust disputes can arise for various reasons, such as disagreements over the interpretation of the trust terms, questions about the trustee’s management of the trust, or conflicts among the beneficiaries. Some common types include:

  • Breach of trust: This occurs when the trustee fails to fulfil their fiduciary duty to manage the trust prudently and in the best interests of the beneficiaries.
  • Trust modification or termination: Beneficiaries or trustees may seek to modify or terminate the trust due to changes in circumstances or other reasons.
  • Disputes over trust distributions: Beneficiaries may disagree over how trust assets should be distributed or spent.
  • Disputes over trust assets: Disputes may arise over the ownership or control of trust assets, especially if the trust contains valuable or complex assets such as real estate or investments.

Disagreements can be complex and emotionally charged and may require legal intervention. If you are involved in a trust dispute, it’s essential to seek advice from an experienced attorney specialising in trust and estate law.

Marsden Rawsthorn has experience handling legal disputes. At every stage of a dispute, we will be by your side, ensuring that the right outcome is achieved.

Whenever possible, we strive to resolve disputes amicably. We strive to get the best settlement possible, not just the first offer. Our approach to resolving disputes is always shaped by understanding the dispute in detail. In the event that court proceedings are necessary, we can provide representation and advice throughout the process.

For Trustees

We represent trustees who face challenges from beneficiaries or difficult requests for information from beneficiaries.

For Beneficiaries

We can help ensure assets are protected and distributed correctly if a trust is mismanaged, if you are receiving less than expected from a trust or estate, or if trust documents are not being disclosed correctly. We have the resources and experience to handle any size trust, as one of the country’s largest Wills, Trusts & Estate Disputes teams.

Contact us about contested Wills, Trust disputes, and estate disagreements. To learn more about how our Wills Probate and Trust team can help you make the right decisions for you and your family, please call 0800 294 4410, email or contact us.

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