Atlanta Probate & Trust Lawyer
MendenFreiman has guided families through the trust and estate administration process for two decades. We understand the complexities of estate administration and ensure estates are managed and transferred properly – and in accordance with the desires of the deceased.
Our firm can handle the administration of trusts and estates of all sizes, and we recognize every estate requires diligent and thorough attention, no matter its value or level of complexity. Our goal is to carefully and compassionately address the needs of surviving family members, executors and trustees and obtain the best results with regard to the management and disposition of trust and estate assets. In addition, our Atlanta probate & trust lawyers have experience serving as both executors and trustees as well as counseling and supporting executors and trustees with their duties.
MendenFreiman’s Trust and Estate Administration practice sectors include:
Trust and Estate Administration
Whether administering an estate in accordance with the terms of a valid will or trust, or in accordance with state intestacy laws, MendenFrieman has the depth and breadth of experience to provide assistance in all aspects of trust and estate administration. Our lawyers are experienced and adept at representing the many diverse parties to an estate administration, including heirs, beneficiaries, trustees and executors.
In the process of administering a trust or estate, it often falls upon the trustee or estate administrator to manage trust or estate property for the benefit of heirs and beneficiaries prior to the property’s distribution. This duty may involve making prudent investments or selling property in order to maximize the return for the beneficiaries. With extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions and representation of families across generations, MendenFrieman can help ensure that property is managed appropriately and can assist in any real estate matters related to trust and estate administration.
A myriad of tasks must be accomplished before the gifts and bequests in a will can be carried out and distributed to heirs. Someone must first marshal all the assets of the estate, taking possession of property and managing or selling it in the interests of the estate; prepare an inventory and information report; conduct an accounting; pay debts and taxes owed by the estate; and settle any valid claims against the estate. These tasks must often be completed by bereft family members who may need this time to grieve and heal. The attorneys at MendenFrieman provide compassionate, respectful and professional assistance to guide the probate process to an efficient conclusion.
The duties required to administer an estate typically fall on a person named in the will as the fiduciary. This person is often a family member or trusted friend who can be counted on to complete the thankless chores of estate administration to the best of his or her ability. Most frequently, the fiduciary is not an experienced professional who is familiar with the many tasks which must be performed. The probate and trust attorneys at MendenFrieman provide guidance and support to fiduciaries throughout the process of trust and estate administration, helping fiduciaries perform their roles competently and conscientiously, and helping see that the estate is closed correctly and efficiently.
Atlanta Probate & Trust Lawyers Committed to You and Your Family
We understand how stressful and difficult it is to lose a loved one and are committed to making the estate administration process as uncomplicated as possible.