Probate is the legal process of changing title to assets from a deceased person to the person or entity entitled to receive those assets. The assets of an estate will pass to the beneficiaries named in a will, or to the heirs under state law if there is no will.
Trust administration is the process to manage and distribute trust assets as directed in the trust documents. A trustee’s primary duties are: to take possession of the trust’s assets; ensure that debts, claims, taxes, and other expenses are provided for; properly invest trust assets; and make distributions to beneficiaries as directed by the trust.
RLK represents personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and creditors in court proceedings involving probate and trust administration cases of all types and sizes. Our experienced attorneys can help with your probate and trust administration needs.