Experienced Bend and Lincoln City Probate Attorneys
Call (541) 902-3044 for Trusted Legal Support
Matters of probate and trust administration can be complicated, especially
if aspects of a decedent’s will, estate plan or the trust itself
are being disputed. In fact, while probate and trust administration disputes
can significantly delay the allocation of a decedent’s assets and,
as a result, upset his final wishes, in the worst cases, these disputes
can lead to costly litigation that can last for years and create devastating
rifts between loved ones.
At Andrews Ersoff & Zantello, our skilled Bend and Lincoln City probate
lawyers have extensive experience handling various matters of probate
and trust administration. We are proficient in resolving any disputes
that may arise in a manner that is as advantageous as possible for our clients.
Guiding You Through Probate
Probate refers to the process of administering a decedent’s estate,
including paying all estate taxes, resolving all debts the estate owes
and allocating all of the leftover assets according to the terms of the
will or, if there is no valid will in place, according to probate law.
Although smaller estates or some assets may not have to go through probate,
in general, larger estates with substantial property will have to be processed
via probate, which is overseen by probate courts and which can be an involved
and complicated process.
If you have been named as the trustee of a trust, you will have a lot of
responsibility in terms of overseeing that the trust is managed according
to its specific terms.
Whether you have been entrusted to administer a simple or complex trust,
our Bend and Lincoln City trust administration lawyers can help you:
- Figure out and abide by the terms of the trust
- Settle any debts that have been levied against the trust
- Pay any taxes associated with the trust or a related estate plan
- Develop and carry out amendments to the trust
- Allocate assets to the trust’s beneficiaries
- Keep detailed books regarding the transactions associated with the trust
Personalized Counsel for Trusts & Probate
Handling matters of probate and trust administration requires extreme care
to avoid potentially long and costly litigation. Whether you have been
named as a fiduciary or beneficiary in a will or as a trustee or beneficiary
in a trust, the Bend and Lincoln City trust administration attorneys at
Andrews Ersoff & Zantello can provide you with the support and professional
legal assistance through every stage of the legal process.
Some of the specific probate and trust administration needs that our trusted
attorneys are proficient at handling include issues related to:
- Probate litigation
- Allegations of breaching fiduciary responsibilities
- Disputes involving contested wills
Our primary goal is to assist you in resolving your probate and trust administration
matters as efficiently and favorably as possible so you and your family
can focus on moving on with your life.
Call us at (541) 902-3044 to see how we can help you.