Probate and trust administration is the legal process of administering and distributing assets of a deceased individual to their beneficiaries, through estate planning documents or by law. We provide advice and representation to trustees, personal representatives, heirs, beneficiaries, and other fiduciaries involved in the probate and trust process. Our office strives to ensure prompt resolution and minimize stress during estate and trust administration.
The task of carrying out the duties of an administrator or trustee can be overwhelming and confusing. We work with and guide personal representatives, trustees, and other fiduciaries through each step of the process, and we assist with specific issues that are unique to the estate being administered.
We also provide services to beneficiaries of estates and trusts that are unable to obtain satisfactory and reasonable responses, probate and trust accountings, distributions, or believe the last will or trust may be invalid or created under suspicious circumstances.
Common services during estate and trust administration include filing paperwork to open an estate, either supervised or unsupervised by the court, assessing tax implications of property distributions, paying claims of the estate, re-titling jointly owned property, completing beneficiary claims, final accountings, and closing an estate upon completion.
In addition to our Will and Trust administrative services we also assist Estates, Trusts, and beneficiaries with disputes. Our attorneys represent individuals in a broad range of probate and trust disputes including Will Contests, Trust Contests, and Tortious Interference with Inheritances. We will work closely with you to understand your family dynamic, the legal issues, and effectively manage and prepare your case, while pursuing the best course based on your objectives. Our attorneys will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case and provide clear guidance on the potential obstacles involved.
Our Probate & Trust Administration Services include: