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Probate and Trust Administration

Woodland Hills Trust Administration Lawyers

Valencia Trust Attorneys

There are many legal and financial proceedings you may be concerned about if you have recently lost a loved one. If you have questions about probate and trust administration, Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP can help. Our firm provides personalized services to trustees, personal representatives, and all others involved in the probate and trust administration process.

Would you like to speak with an attorney regarding probate and trust administration? Please contact Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP to arrange your consultation. We are readily accessible to our clients and approach their concerns with both creativity and care. Please read our frequently asked questions about probate and estate administration to learn more.

Trust Administration

If you have been named trustee, it can be to your benefit to seek legal advice, as the trust will have to be administered in compliance with its own terms and with California state law. Our firm can help you through this process and ensure that your responsibilities are met. This includes notifying beneficiaries, gathering assets, and consulting with financial advisors regarding the preparation of estate tax returns.

Probate

In most cases where the decedent had a trust, the assets held in that trust do not have to pass through probate. However, probate may be required when the decedent did not have a trust, or for those assets which were not included in the trust. The probate process involves transferring property and assets, paying the debts of the estate, and notifying beneficiaries. Probate court is also the forum through which will contests, trust contests, or fiduciary challenges regarding the estate are settled. Our firm represents executors of estates in the probate process, as well as clients involved in probate and trust litigation.

Our estate planning services can help people create wills, living wills, and other health care directives. Additionally, we provide experienced tax planning services. Please contact our firm to learn how we can help you.

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