A fiduciary is someone who accepts the responsibility to act in a way that represents the best interest of another.
The fiduciary can protect an individual, their benefits, and/or their personal property and affairs.
They hold a position of trust and confidence. Some examples of fiduciaries are:
- attorneys in fact,
- health care agents,
- and court-appointed guardians.
The lawyers at Abraham & Bauer are appointed as fiduciaries and can also provide representation to fiduciary clients who need of assistance in fulfilling the financial and legal duties they accepted.
- Duties of an Executor Before distribution of assets, a Personal Representative (PR) has the responsibility to follow the terms of the Will (if one exists) or statues regarding intestacy to the greatest extent possible, undertake all necessary actions to manage the estate’s assets, and pay the proper debt as well as appropriate taxes.
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- Understanding Contract Provisions as a Component of an Estate Plan Reviewing contracts that control our accounts and asking questions about those agreements has become a necessary component of estate planning.
- Recognizing Senior Financial Abuse Senior financial abuse is increasing every year. The abuse can come from family members, friends, care facilities, financial institutions and of course strangers.