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Surcharge and Falsify Suits

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the executor of an estate is required to file an inventory and various accountings on the assets of an estate. If the trustee fails to do these things in a timely manner, the Virginia Commissioner of Accounts is compelled to take action. The Commissioner will typically issue a summons requiring the trustee to comply with the requirements within thirty days. If the trustee fails to conform, he or she may be required to appear in a Virginia court of law to demonstrate cause. Ignoring this summons can result in fines and removal of the trustee’s status as the estate’s or trust’s fiduciary. However, once the account is filed by the trustee and certified by the Commissioner of Accounts, it is presumed to be correct and accurate. In the event that an interested party doesn’t agree with the certification, he or she can file a suit to Surcharge and Falsify the account.

The Attorneys at the Northern Virginia law firm of Hale Ball handle Surcharge and Falsify suits for benefactors and other interested parties of estates.

Trustee Misconduct Attorneys In Northern VA

The Attorneys at Hale Ball represent Virginia clients in cases of fiduciary misconduct, breach of fiduciary duty, contestation of wills, undue influence claims, requests for aid and direction from the Virginia courts and surcharge and falsify actions. Because we are an estate planning firm—one that handles all phases of estate planning including the preparation of wills and trusts—we are ideally suited to litigate claims against the estate. In addition, our lawyers represent both plaintiffs and defendants in their legal claims. This gives us insight into the potential legal strategies that might be used by the opposition.

Reputable Northern Virginia Estate Planning Attorneys

The law office of Hale Ball has been representing clients in Northern Virginia for decades. We recognize the gravity of our clients’ legal claims against estates and trusts, or their defense of those claims. Our attorneys will prepare an ironclad legal strategy for your trust claim or defense.

To schedule an appointment with a Hale Ball estate planning attorney, contact our Fairfax, VA office at 1-703-591-4900

Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.

Use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation, or call 703-591-4900.

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