Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Florida

Attorney Responsibility

When there are 4 heirs to an estate, who is the attorney's fiduciary duty to if a conflict develops?

Asked on 7/12/08, 2:55 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Weber Robert M Weber Attorney at Law

Re: Attorney Responsibility

In short, the attorney's duty is to the decedent through the execution of the estate and not to any individual heir even if an heir happens to also be the administrator of the will.

Very similar to how a corporate attorney has a duty to the the corporation over any employee including top employees.

If there is a conflict issue contact a local attorney to be sure that your interests are accurately represented.

Good luck.

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Answered on 7/12/08, 3:53 pm

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