Probate & Trust Administration
We are experienced in the processes of both probate and trust administration. Whether your loved one left a will, or a living trust, or no testamentary document, there are steps that need to be taken to wind up their affairs after death. We can advise you on whether it is necessary to administer the estate in probate court. Even when formal administration is not required, action may be needed to re-title assets, notify creditors, pay last expenses, and file tax returns.
What action needs to be taken to wind up someone’s affairs after death is not determined by the monetary value of their estate. Sometimes estates of modest value must go through probate. Several factors determine whether an estate must be administered in probate, including whether the decedent owned homestead property, how assets are titled, whether the decedent had any debts, among others.
We can help you with what may seem to be a daunting task in very emotional times. We endeavor to make this process as simple as possible, answering all of your questions in laymen’s terms. We also are experienced in probate and trust litigation if that becomes necessary.