Torrance Estate Administration Lawyers
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When your loved one passes away, the last thing you may feel like doing
is handling the legal duties of their remaining assets. But if you've
been named the estate administrator, this is an important responsibility
that cannot be ignored. Fortunately, you're not left to shoulder this
burden alone. The Law Offices of James C. Shields is here with legal counsel
Torrance estate planning attorneys have been assisting residents in the South Bay for over 30 years combined.
We thoroughly understand the administration process and want to use our
expertise to streamline this experience for you. No matter what you're
facing, you can trust our firm's qualified team.
What Is the Role of an Estate Administrator?
The key difference between
probate administration and estate administration is the items which must pass through each process.
Most notably, any assets that are held in a trust do not go through probate
and are instead handled by an estate administrator. As the administrator,
you are responsible for managing the deceased person's trust.
The following duties may fall to you through the administration process:
- Locating trust documents
- Ending all credit card obligations
- Settling disputes in the probate process
- Distributing trust allocations
- Handling insurance requirements
- Filing tax returns
The time it takes to administer an estate generally depends on the total
value of the estate. Those that are worth more generally take longer to
resolve and may involve more complications along the way. Protecting your
loved one's wishes, even after they're gone, is important during
administration and may be made easier with the assistance of an attorney.
Turn to Our Torrance Estate Planning Lawyer
Acting as an estate administrator can appear daunting and overwhelming,
especially as you attempt to process your own grief. Not only is our firm
prepared to come alongside you during this time, we are prepared to address
your concerns even after the estate is resolved.