Fiduciary duty is a legal principle that requires one party to act in the best interests of another. This duty is typically imposed on individuals or entities that hold a position of trust or authority over another, such as a trustee, guardian, conservator, or power of attorney. The duty requires the fiduciary to act with the highest level of integrity, loyalty, and good faith. This means that the fiduciary must put the interests of the person they are acting for ahead of their own interests and should not engage in any self-dealing or conflict of interest.
Role of a Fiduciary
In the context of trust administration and estate administration (probate), a fiduciary is responsible for managing and distributing the assets of a deceased person in accordance with the terms of a will or trust document. This includes ensuring that the assets are properly managed, that debts are paid, and that beneficiaries receive their rightful share of the assets. The fiduciary is responsible for ensuring that the assets are protected and that they are used to fulfill the purpose of the trust or estate. This may involve making investments, paying bills, and distributing assets to beneficiaries. The fiduciary also has a duty to keep accurate records, provide regular accountings, and communicate regularly with the beneficiaries.
How can Angelique Friend Help?
When it comes to trust administration and estate administration (probate), it is important to work with an attorney who has experience in these areas and who can help ensure that your fiduciary duties are fulfilled.
Angelique friend can help you find the right attorney with the right level of expertise and experience that she does have a lot of seasoned attorneys that work at her office. She has over 15 years of experience in the field and is well-respected by her peers. As an attorney, she is familiar with all the laws and regulations that apply to trust administration and estate administration (probate), and she can help ensure that the fiduciary duties are fulfilled and that the assets are distributed in accordance with the law.
- Active Legal Member
In addition to her experience and reputation, Angelique Friend Trustee is also an active member of several legal organizations, including the California State Bar and the San Diego County Bar Association. She is also a frequent speaker on topics related to trust administration and estate administration (probate) and has authored several articles on these subjects. Her knowledge and experience in these areas are therefore up-to-date and comprehensive.
- Power of Attorney
One of the key areas where Angelique Friend excels is in the area of power of attorney. Power of attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to appoint someone else to make decisions on their behalf. This can be particularly important in situations where the individual is unable to make decisions for themselves, such as if they become incapacitated. Angelique Friend is experienced in drafting and implementing the power of attorney documents and can help ensure that the person appointed as power of attorney has the authority, they need to make decisions on the individual’s behalf.
Another area where Angelique Friend excels is in the area of conservatorship. Conservatorship is a legal arrangement where a court appoints an individual or organization to manage the affairs of another person who is unable to make decisions for themselves. This can include managing the person’s finances, making medical decisions, and managing their living arrangements. Angelique is experienced in representing conservators and can help ensure that they have the authority they need to make decisions on the individual’s behalf.
To summarize her knowledge and experience, Angelique Friend is also known for being compassionate and dedicated to her clients. Her clients have praised her for her attention to detail and her ability to explain complex legal issues in a way that is easy to understand. She is responsive and always available to answer questions and provide guidance.