Texas Fiduciary Litigator

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Court Holds That A Trustee Has To Serve Until Properly Replaced

In Waldron v. Susan R. Winking Trust, a daughter was a beneficiary of a trust set up by her parents. No. 12-18-00026-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 5867 (Tex. App.—Tyler July 10, 2019, no pet. history). The original trustee resigned, and the trust document provided: Successor. If the original trustee fails or ceases to serve for… Continue Reading

If a Beneficiary Sues a Trustee for Improperly Taking Assets From the Trust, the Trust is Entitled to the Recovery and Not the Beneficiary

In Fetter v. Brown, a beneficiary sued a trustee for breach of duty, and trial court awarded the beneficiary over $1.3 million in actual damages and $.7 million in punitive damages. No. 10-13-00392-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 11209 (Tex. App.—Waco October 9, 2014, pet. denied).   The court of appeals held that the damages should have… Continue Reading