Probate Administration

Probate is a court-supervised process for distributing the individually owned assets of a deceased person. Assets are distributed to beneficiaries in accordance to the instructions written in the person's will.  The probate process begins upon the death of the individual.  Upon death, the individuals designated in the will of the decedent must step into action and administer the estate according to the instructions in the will and according to the specific and detailed requirements of the California Probate Code.

Probate administration can be complex and the people you have designated must have competent and experienced counsel to guide them through the process. They must make important decisions, sometimes quickly, and they need help to make them wisely. They need to prepare inventories of your property, maintain detailed financial records, collect income, pay bills, prepare tax returns, sign important documents on your behalf. Ultimately they must divide and distribute your property to those individuals or charities you identified in your will.

The probate administration process carries a lot of responsibilities. We can help guide your loved ones through the process as sensitively and completely as possible, and will make it as straightforward and efficient as possible.

Trust Administration and Settlement

When a creator of a trust, known as a “trustor” or “settlors”, passes away the family and loved ones find themselves in a situation in which they may not know what to do next.   They are faced with questions like:
So many questions during a time meant for mourning. So many questions during a time when the future seems uncertain and what was once familiar is suddenly never the same again.

It is during this confusing and challenging time that the dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, and specialists at Slater Cosme, PC guide clients every step of the way through the maze of settling and administering their loved one’s trust. 

At Slater Cosme, PC:  

Since every trust administration is different, each with its own specific issues, it is extremely important to obtain proper legal advice and assistance when settling a trust.  

The legal team at Slater Cosme, PC, specializes in the administration and settlements of trusts and will work closely with you to make sure that you receive expert legal advice every step of the way. 

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