The average person has had little experience dealing with trusts and often has many questions upon becoming a trustee for the first time. Through our experience in helping people administer trusts, we can provide competent guidance concerning the way living trusts operate following a death.
If properly drafted and funded, a living trust will drastically reduce the costs and delays involved in passing on assets at death. A living trust accomplishes this feat by avoiding probate altogether. However, even without a probate, many administrative chores have to be completed, legal documents have to be prepared, taxes returns must be filed, and other matters that take time and cost money.
A trustee of an estate should retain experienced counsel to guide them through the administration process. We understand that most people in need of legal assistance with these matters are often dealing with the loss of a loved one and can be overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do next.