Trust and Estate Administration
Trust and Estate Administration is the process of administering a deceased person’s estate in accordance with a valid will or trust, or where no valid will or trust exists, pursuant to the state laws of intestacy. After the death of a loved one, there are many details involved in administering the will or trust. We understand how stressful and difficult this time is and we are committed to making the estate administration process as uncomplicated as possible.
MendenFreiman manages the administration of trusts and estates, no matter their value or level of complexity. Our trust and estate administration attorneys work carefully and compassionately to address the needs of surviving family members, executors, trustees and beneficiaries. We have many years of experience providing legal counsel to those who have been appointed executor of a will and are charged with completing the administration of the deceased’s estate and personal affairs. We are also adept at representing the interests of an heir or claimant.
As a part of the estate administration process we:
- Submit the deceased person’s will to probate
- Notify heirs and beneficiaries of the estate
- Identify and gather assets
- Manage estate contests and claims
- Handle claims / pay outstanding debts
- Prepare estate tax returns and filings
- Distribute assets according to the will
Committed to You and Your Family
Whether you are planning ahead and developing a roadmap for the administration of your estate or you have recently lost a loved one and need assistance with the administration of the individual’s estate, the estate lawyers at MendenFreiman will skillfully and compassionately handle the details.