A living trust is a legal document that, just like a will, contains your instructions for what you want to happen to your assets when you die. But, unlike a will, a living trust can avoid probate at death, control all your assets and prevent the court from controlling your assets if you become incapacitated.
Upon the death of a trust maker, or Settler, our law firm offers legal services to your successor trustee. The trustee is responsible for seeing that the assets of the trust are distributed properly and in a timely manner. An overview of the valuable guidance we provide includes:
- Review of the trust document
- Gathering of all trust assets
- Explanation of trustee responsibilities
- Estate Tax Analysis
- Collection of death benefits
- Creation of sub-trusts
- Dissolution of trust
If you have lost a loved one, whether they died without a testamentary document, or died with a will of a living trust, we can help you. Please contact our law office so we can guide and help you during this very difficult time.