Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

When people and professionals you trust with important tasks fail to protect your rights and best interests, our Lake Jackson, Texas civil litigation attorneys at Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC help you hold them accountable.

There are a variety of circumstances in life in which you must trust others to handle important personal, business, legal, or financial matters on your behalf. In certain types of situations, those you select have a legal duty to act in your best interests and to manage any funds or other assets you entrust them with wisely. When they fail to do so, it can cause you significant harm. At the Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC, we help you hold them accountable. As experienced Lake Jackson, Texas civil litigation attorneys, we can guide you in determining whether a breach of fiduciary duty occurred and, if so, what efforts are needed to make the situation right. 

Protecting Your Best Interests is Our Top Priority

A fiduciary duty means that one person is legally obligated to act in the best interests of another. This type of relationship generally stems out of agreements, contracts, or other legal documents you enter into in which you have authorized someone to act in your place or on your behalf. This can be a person or professional you select in advance, based on certain criteria, or it may be someone appointed through a third party.

Unfortunately, circumstances can arise in which this person or professional may not act in your best interests or otherwise fails to hold up to their end of the agreement. At Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the trusted guidance and professional legal representation you need in this situation. Guidelines for fiduciary duties are listed under the Texas Estates Code and other statutes. When violations occur, our Lake Jackson civil litigation attorneys intervene on your behalf, helping you hold fiduciaries responsible: 

  • In business dealings: Fiduciary duties may arise out of business partnerships or when you grant another power of attorney over your affairs;
  • In employment situations: Employee benefit and retirement plan administrators may commit a breach by failing to property manage funds or benefits properly;
  • In estate planning: Wills or trusts administrators and estate guardians have a legal duty to act in accordance with your wishes and to manage property or assets wisely.

When fiduciaries fail in any of the above, our Lake Jackson civil litigation attorneys can assist you in seeking damages through the Brazoria County Court system. 

Let Our Lake Jackson, Texas Civil Litigation Attorneys Assist You

When issues arise in employment, business, legal, or estate planning matters, the Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC provides the trusted guidance and aggressive representation you need. Get our legal team on your side. Call or contact our Lake Jackson civil litigation attorneys and request a consultation to discuss how we can assist you today.