Blackwood, NJ asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Probate for New Jersey

Q: Can the lawyer(s) of an estate representative be held accountable for allowing representative to breach fiduciary duty?

Taxes for a property of the estate has not been paid for over a year resulting in a tax sale being issued on the property. I have reached out to the counsel of the estate representative to inform them of the unpaid tax and tax sale notices multiple times and they have ignored my messages. Furthermore, the counsel for the estate representative intentionally did not provide Medicaid recovery a full account of the estate. Can I hold the estate representative and her counsel accountable for aiding and abetting the estate representative’s breach of fiduciary duty? What should I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Short Hills, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: This is not a family law question and should be answered / directed to an estate lawyer to guide you on your rights in addressing the obligations of those responsible for administration of the estate.

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