If you are going through the trust administration process, you may wish to be represented by an experienced attorney who can advise you of your rights and who can assist you in fulfilling all of your legal obligations. The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. can provide you with assistance throughout the trust administration process so you can protect your interests and ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
The process of administering a trust must occur after a trust creator has passed away. Massachusetts law must be followed for administering the trust, and the wishes of the deceased who created the trust must also be followed. The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. can provide comprehensive legal advice and advocacy for all parties involved in this sometimes-complex process of administering a trust. Give us a call today to find out more about how our legal team can assist you.
Who Should Have a Lawyer During the Trust Administration Process?
Many of the parties who are involved in trust administration should have an experienced attorney who can provide assistance.
For example, if you are the trust administrator, you should be represented by an attorney who can help you to understand your obligations. A trust administrator has a fiduciary duty which is the highest duty owed under the law. You must follow the wishes of the deceased, take care of trust assets, and go through the formal process of administering the trust. If you make mistakes or fail to follow the law or wishes of the deceased, it is possible that you could find yourself facing a claim for breach of fiduciary duty. This could be a serious legal problem for you.
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. can guide you through understanding the role that a trust administrator must play as a trust is administered. Our legal team can also assist you with fulfilling every aspect of your duties, from providing required notice to managing trust assets and facilitating the transfer of those assets.
If you stand to inherit from a trust that has been created, you should also have a lawyer representing you during the trust administration process. Although you do not have as active a role to play as the trust administrator, it is your inheritance that is at stake. You want to ensure that the administrator of the trust is fully fulfilling all of his obligations, that the trust assets are being managed in an appropriate way, and that the process is moving swiftly so you can receive your inheritance and move on with your life. An experienced attorney can help you to monitor the trust administration process and can assist you in taking action if you believe there are problems.
Finally, if you wish to contest the validity of the trust, it is also important that you have legal representation. It is more difficult to contest a trust than to contest a will but it is still possible to successfully argue a trust is not valid under certain circumstances. If you hope to make a successful argument, it helps to have a knowledgeable attorney assisting you.
How to Find An Attorney To Help with Trust Administration
Whatever your role in the trust administration process, it is important that you have an experienced attorney who has i-depth knowledge of all of the necessary steps for administering a trust under Massachusetts law.
You want a lawyer who understands the obligations of the trust administrator, who knows how the process of contesting or defending a trust works, and who can work with you to protect the inheritance that the deceased has left behind. You also want an experienced attorney who knows how to make sure the trust administration process goes as smoothly as possible and is resolved in as timely a manner as possible so new owners can inherit and so the wishes of the deceased can be respected.
Look for an attorney who has a successful history of representing trust administrators, heirs or beneficiaries, and others who have a role to play in the trust creation process.
Getting Help from A Worcester Trust Administration Lawyer
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. has extensive experience representing trustees, trust beneficiaries, and those who wish to contest a trust. If your loved one has passed away and has left a trust, we can provide the assistance you need to protect your rights as that trust is administered. Give us a call to find out more about the ways in which our legal team can assist you.
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