Q: Dad is 84. He has had the same wills and trusts lawyer for many years. I have learned t...

Can a lawyer have his own son inserted into a client’s trust? Ask the lawyer – The Daily Breeze

Q: Dad is 84. He has had the same wills and trusts lawyer for many years. I have learned that the lawyer recently encouraged my father to have the lawyer’s son manage two of dad’s real properties (small apartment buildings), and that when my dad dies, the lawyer’s son will serve as the trustee of his trust. Is it OK to insert his son into my dad’s assets and trust?-B.G., Torrance Ron Sokol A: Lawyers have a fiduciary duty to their clients. This means a heightened level of responsibility to do what is in the best interests of the clients. …

 

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