Trust Administration

A trust requires administration when the person who created it dies. For spouses with a Revocable Trust, the Trust usually continues for the benefit of the surviving spouse; however, there are still important legal actions the surviving spouse must take to continue to use his or her property without restriction. In some instances, these actions must occur within nine months of the date of death. It is important to contact an estate planning attorney to find out what actions must be taken to minimize or eliminate taxes and ensure the smooth transfer of property to your surviving spouse or other beneficiaries.