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Tampa Trust Litigation Attorney

Florida Trust Contest Lawyer

As trusts become a popular solution for families that want to plan their financial future with more flexibility than a will allows, trust litigation is also becoming more frequent. At The Yates Law Firm, we offer skilled and forceful advocacy.
Our founding attorney, Carla B. Yates, has been practicing estate law in Florida for over 35 years and has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trust contests. We take pride in our ability to successfully guide clients through these difficult cases

Holding Trustees Accountable to Their Responsibilities

Individuals and couples typically place their assets into trusts in order to gain greater flexibility and remove the oversight of the probate courts over their personal affairs. Unfortunately, these advantages can become disadvantages when a trustee is behaving inappropriately.

If you are involved in a trustee dispute, Attorney Yates will carefully investigate the facts of your case in order to effectively litigate any claims involved in your case, including the following:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty (mismanagement of funds)

  • Improper trust formation

  • Improper or biased fiduciary conduct

  • Undue influence on a trustee

Attorney Yates is experienced as a court-appointed fiduciary in cases involving contested estates, and she has a firm understanding of the responsibilities of a fiduciary and the consequences when a trustee violates those responsibilities.

Our firm is dedicated to providing each of our clients with personal attention and diligent representation. To schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable trust litigation attorney, please call us at 813-254-6516 or 888-450-2930 or send us an e-mail.


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