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Estate & Trust Administration

Step aside, ease your mind, and let the experienced lawyers of the Howard Law Group assist you as they take care of your will and trusts administration needs. Or, be as involved as you want with our experts helping you with all of your will and trust administration needs. Being a successor trustee of a trust or personal representative of a will does not need to be overwhelming, you have us to help you.

Trust administration is the process of transferring property from the grantor to the trust’s beneficiaries. And we’ll work closely with the trustee, personal representative and all beneficiaries so that the persons estate planning desires are carried out quickly and efficiently.

If your loved one has a trust in place and recently passed away naming you as the successor Trustee, you may not know what needs to be done.  Trust language can be confusing and voluminous.  Contact the estate and trust attorneys at The Howard Law Group to give you the information you need to fulfill your obligation and ensure your loved one’s wishes are carried out.

Maybe your loved one or friend died with a simple will, or no will at all. We are here to help. We will guide you through the process of probate and help you to understand how to pay bills now while the process is completed. Contact us before you begin the process.

Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts

Revocable or Living trusts are often used to avoid probate and estate taxes. They may be amended during the grantor's lifetime, but generally become irrevocable trusts when the grantor dies. An irrevocable trust may only be changed or amended by court order and is managed by a trustee.

Trustees are expected to: 

A trustee is not a volunteer position. You are entitled to reasonable compensation for the work that you do. Likewise, the legal counsel you seek may be charged to the trust as well. We can guide you to be sure that you as trustee get the job done right.

Probate and Estate Administration

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s assets are distributed upon death and the estate’s debts are paid. Estate administration covers the probate process, as well as other types of asset transfers from the estate to deceased’s heirs. The Howard Law Group works closely with you to provide the estate plan that is right for your unique situation, as well with your chosen executors and trustees, to ensure proper and pain-free distribution of your assets.  But when no plan exists, or issues arise in administering an estate with or without a Will or trust, you can count on the probate and estate administration attorneys at The Howard Law Group.

Our probate, estate, and trust administration services include the following:

Supervised Probate: Conversely, sometimes supervision is required for a probate estate, and then you may need to elect a supervised or Formal Probate.

Disability Administration

Learn more about probate administration here.