Probate is the start of the legal process of administering the estate
of a deceased person. It helps in
distributing the estate in an orderly and supervised matter. At the most basic level, it includes payment
of the debt left by the deceased person and the transfer of remaining assets to
his or her will beneficiaries or heirs.
A Trustee of a trust sometimes
needs assistance from a lawyer in dealing with a trust, even during the
lifetime of the trust maker. Issues come
up with regard to expenses, selling of assets, changing trustees, and other matters
which need the attention of an attorney with trust experience. After the trust maker dies, a trust usually
requires work by the Trustee to distribute trust assets to the beneficiaries of
the trust or to be held in trust for certain beneficiaries such as minors or
disabled persons. Our firm can help
guide you through the trust administration process.