After a death, legal processes are set in motion to transfer assets to beneficiaries and heirs. Grieving family members and relatives left behind may need assistance with the legal steps that must be taken. The Law Offices of Cheryl David is here to help clients throughout Greensboro, NC and surrounding areas after a death has occurred.
What is Involved in Probate and Trust Administration?
Probate is triggered when someone dies with a will, or when someone dies with no will but with assets that need to be transferred. The process occurs in probate court, where creditor claims are made, the estate is valued, the validity of the will is determined, and the assets are transferred according to intestacy laws or according to the terms of the will. The executor who is named in the will must take action to initiate and guide probate proceedings.
Trust administration, on the other hand, is triggered when the deceased created a trust and transferred assets into it. There are different kinds of trusts, including special needs trusts, revocable living trusts, and spendthrift trusts. A trustee is named to administer the trust and manage the property for the beneficiaries who are intended to benefit from the money and property. The trustee has to take appropriate actions triggered by the death of the trust creator.
Both probate and trust administration can be complicated because there are legal hoops to jump through. Executors, trust administrators, beneficiaries and heirs can all benefit from having legal representation to protect their interests and guide them in their roles.
How Can a Greensboro Trust Administration and Probate Lawyer Help?
The Law Offices of Cheryl David represents:
- Executors named in a will who must go through the probate process
- Trust administrators
- Heirs who want to ensure the wishes of the deceased are respected
- Family members or friends who want to challenge the validity of a will during the probate process
- Spouses, children, and other close family members of someone who died with no will
- Beneficiaries of a trust who want to ensure trust administration is done properly
- Trust beneficiaries who believe a trust administrator has breached his fiduciary duty, or obligation to manage the money and property in a trust for the benefit of the heirs
Our goal is to help you assert your interests and rights and to help you to protect the interests of the deceased. Your loved one deserves to have his wishes respected. Heirs and beneficiaries deserve to get the inheritance which was left behind for them. Our attorneys can help to make that happen.
Contact a Trust Administration and Probate Lawyer Today
Dealing with complex legal issues after a death can be difficult when you are grieving, especially if you have been vested with responsibility for protecting the interests of a friend or relative who has passed away. The Law Offices of Cheryl David is here to help. Give us a call for assistance with trust administration and probate in Greensboro, NC and surrounding areas.