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  • Writer's pictureJerry Ipsen, CFE, MBA

Situations Where a CFE can Help Probate Attorneys

Administrator Appointments: When someone lies to the hearing officer or submits fraudulent evidence, the CFE can examine the evidence for its validity.

Executor Fraud: When an interested person believes the personal representative has committed fraud or overcharged the estate, the CFE can examine the documents filed and attest to their validity.

Formal Accountings: When an interested person believes the Executor or Administrator has committed Fraud, a Probate Attorney can obtain the right to evidentiary discovery to prove the crime. The CFE can examine the accounting provided by the Executor or Administrator.

Spousal Elective Share Fraud: When someone is falsely submitting a claim for Spousal Election. The CFE can investigate and attest to the validity of the claim.

Guardianship Fraud: When an interested party believes that a guardian has committed fraud the Estate Litigation Attorney can gather the evidence and bring the Guardian before a Judge. The CFE can examine the records associated with the Guardianship.

Trustee Removals: If a Trustee has committed fraud, an interested party can authorize an Estate Litigation Lawyer to gather the necessary evidence. If the judge finds the evidence compelling, he can remove the Trustee. The CFE can assist the attorney with the gathering and examination of the evidence.

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