Need to Administer an Estate?


Making the decision to appoint an estate administrator is one of the best ways to regulate your assets even after you pass on. That being said, it is also one of the most significant decisions a person can make. How do you know that the estate administrator you appoint is someone you can trust?

Our firm has found that estate administration is an area in which legal counsel is especially beneficial. You worked hard for your acquired assets and deserve someone who will continue working hard on your behalf – let our Tehama County estate administration attorney do that for you and more.

What will an estate administrator do for me?

Although similar to probate administration, there are some key differences involved in estate administration. The parts of an estate that do not go through probate, such as a trust, are left to the estate administrator.

When choosing your administrator, it is important to select someone you can trust implicitly. Family members or attorneys are often appointed for this duty.

Higher amounts of wealth can often lead to a more complicated estate administration process and the administrator must be able to act as impartially as possible.

An estate administrator may be responsible for all of the following:

  • Locating trust documents
  • Terminating credit cards
  • Resolving disputes in the probate process
  • Reviewing and distributing trust allocations
  • Handling insurance needs
  • Filing tax returns