If you are responsible for administering your deceased loved one’s trust, turn to our firm for the assistance you need.
What are a trustee’s responsibilities?
The process of administering a California trust varies depending on the terms of the trust, but in general, all trustees are responsible for the following:
- Identifying all of the assets that are owned or should be owned by the trust
- Determining the value of trust assets
- Identifying the beneficiaries of the trust
- Providing certain information to those beneficiaries
- Accounting for how trust resources are managed
- Making distributions to beneficiaries according to the terms of the trust
If you have been named as a trustee, we can help you understand your responsibilities. We can also help you to efficiently administer the trust by working closely with you and your existing professional advisors, including your financial advisor, accountant, and other trusted advisors.
Should I serve as a trustee?
The decision to serve as trustee should not be taken lightly. It is a difficult, time-consuming job, and a trustee can be held personally and financially liable for failure to carry out mandates of the trust to the letter. It is advisable to consult an attorney who focuses on this area of the law.
What if an estate or trust includes business holdings?
Absolute Trust Counsel founder Kirsten Howe has extensive experience in business law which enables her to provide particularly invaluable advice to estates and trusts that include business holdings.
To learn more about how Absolute Trust Counsel can help you with the California trust administration process, contact us today for an initial consultation.
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