Removal of Executors, Guardians, Trustees and Agents Under Power of Attorney

When individuals are no longer able to care for themselves, someone may be appointed under power of attorney to make decisions on their behalf and act in accordance with certain guidelines. Unfortunately, situations in which guardians, trustees, executors, or agents under power of attorney act irresponsibly are not unheard of. If your loved one’s interests or wishes are not being carried out properly, you may have some legal recourse.

At Peck Ritchey, LLC, our Chicago attorneys have a thorough understanding of probate administration and litigation, and we want to help secure your peace of mind by assisting you through any probate proceedings.

Abuse of Power

Individuals who are appointed to serve in official capacities under power of attorney have the obligation to make decisions that will ensure the well-being of the grantor. When these agents behave otherwise, it may become necessary to have them stripped of their legal power. Some common abuses of power perpetrated by these individuals include the following:

  • Spending the entrusted funds on themselves
  • Neglecting to pay the bills of their grantor
  • Failure to make timely decisions regarding the medical care of their grantor

When a person gives someone else power over themselves and their finances, a great deal of trust must exist within that relationship. Anyone who betrays that level of trust can be held accountable for any resulting damages.

Contact a Chicago Probate Litigation Attorney

The Chicago probate attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, have experience removing executors, guardians, trustees, and agents under power of attorney from their roles when they fail to uphold the best interests of their grantor. Call our Chicago office today at (855) 328-5787 to discuss the particulars of your situation with a member of our legal team.