Losing a loved one is hard enough without legal complications getting in the way. Unfortunately, though, disputes can arise when you go to administer a loved one’s estate or trust. For instance, if you believe that a mistake has been made on their will or trust, that an executor or trustee isn’t doing their job right or that your loved one’s assets aren’t being distributed appropriately, we encourage you to talk to us about our probate and trust litigation services.
The Difference Between Probate & Trust Administration
Probate is the process of administering a person’s estate after they’ve passed away. In layman’s terms, this means enforcing their will or, if they didn’t have a will, allowing the state to declare how their assets should be distributed.
Trust administration, on the other hand, is the process of enforcing a person’s trust. This is a little different from (and usually simpler than) the probate process — mostly because trusts tend to be more extensive than wills, leaving less for family members and trustees to figure out later on.
Whether it’s a will, a trust or a complete lack of estate plan causing the conflict at hand, these types of disputes tend to be very emotional and, unfortunately, very heated between family members. That’s why we at Thomas & Bayes-Weiner, LLC make a point of representing you in a tough but fair manner. Our priority is doing what’s best for you, but we also try to pave the way for you to salvage important relationships as much as possible.