Why Hire a Trust Litigation Attorney?

How the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. Can Help

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when there are so many important matters to take care of in the aftermath. You may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next, as you may now be faced with the matters of administering a trust, sorting out the deceased's will and making sure that their wishes are carried out in the way that they had intended. For this reason, you should not hesitate to enlist the help of a legal professional that can guide you through any of these processes step-by-step. One of the most important issues at hand, however, may be to administer a trust that was created by your loved one.

A trust—which a private document that does not need to be filed with the probate court—is often created during the estate planning process. Doing so can prove to be highly beneficial, as it may protect a person's property and reduce estate tax liability, as well as allow them to outline their specific intentions for their estate when they pass. In order for these intentions to be carried out after their death, however, a trustee must take on the responsibility of administering the trust—which is someone that is usually named by the deceased. This means that this person will need to contact any beneficiaries that have been named in the trust and keep them informed, as well as remain impartial and loyal to the intentions that were outlined in the trust.

They must also gather all of the deceased's assets and invest them, pay off any remaining debts, notify potential creditors, file and pay off any taxes and distribute the assets and property named in the trust. Many times, however, the trustee will also be a beneficiary. When this happens, it is important to make sure that they are handling their responsibilities in an honest and unbiased manner. If they fail to do so, legal action can be taken against them to make sure that the process is handled fairly. For this reason, if you are a beneficiary and you believe that were not provided with what you were entitled to, you should not waste any time in consulting an experienced trust litigation attorney.

Enlist the Professional Help that You Will Need

Planning for the future of one's estate is a complicated process, and even when it is done correctly, there is still the possibility that the person responsible for carrying out the deceased's intentions will do so in a dishonest manner. For this reason, it is important to make sure that such a process is handled fairly—whether you are a beneficiary or you would simply like to see that your loved one's intentions for their property and assets are upheld. In order to do so, you will need someone by your side that fully understands the scope of trust administration At the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C., our dedicated legal team is well-equipped to assist you with a wide variety of legal matters, including trust litigation.

Attempting to navigate this complicated legal process alone could prove to be detrimental to your case, so why not enlist the help of a firm that has years of experience in representing clients under similar circumstances? By taking the time to fill out and submit a free case evaluation form online, you will have the chance to gain valuable insight straight from a legal professional. As such, we prompt you contact a Los Angeles trust litigation lawyer from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. today, either online or by contacting our office directly. Sensitive legal matters of this nature should be handled with the personalized attention that they deserve, so we welcome the opportunity to assist you with your case as soon as possible.

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