California imposes stringent damages remedies, sanctions and attorney’s fees against a spouse who breaches his or her fiduciary duties to the other spouse. A transfer of property ownership or other transaction that results from undue influence or another form of breach may be set aside, and concealed assets or other property may be forfeited to the other spouse. The severe penalties can include valuation of the asset at the highest value at the date of the breach of the fiduciary duty, the date of the sale or the date of the court’s award.
Our attorneys collectively have decades of experience in handling claims for breach of fiduciary duty and corresponding damages claims. This practice area requires thorough investigation and discovery, careful preparation for courtroom proceedings and strong negotiating skills. We have the necessary expertise to excel in this challenging and potentially high-conflict practice area.
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