A probate is the process by which a court allocates the assets of a decedent, a person who has passed away. During the process, a probate court will assess probate fees to the estate and distribute the property to pay the decedent's debts and cover related expenses, such as funeral costs and fees to the administrator of the state. We are here to help clients manage this process and make it as simple a transition as possible.
Establishing a trust as part of an estate plan can make the process of managing the assets of a decedent simpler and lead to a more satisfactory outcome in the way these assets are distributed. A properly administrated trust can ensure that assets are disposed of in ways that are in line with the decedent's wishes and the needs of the estate. Gregory M. Hultgren has key knowledge of trusts and the trust administration that will prove useful in ensuring the effectiveness of your estate plan.
For assistance in preparation for a probate or with the creation and administration of a trust, call 805-375-7300
to schedule an appointment. Our firm will ensure that your interests are properly represented.