Probate & Trust Administration
Probate and Trust Administration Attorneys in Atlanta, GA | Dynamic Estate Planning
Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough, but dealing with the added stress of handling their estate can be overwhelming. Dynamic Estate Planning is here to help you through this difficult time. Our probate and trust administration attorneys in Atlanta, GA, have the experience you need to help ensure that your loved one’s estate is properly handled and distributed. Give us a call today at 404-991-6511 to get started.
The process of administering an estate can be extremely complicated, especially when dealing with large amounts of assets. If your loved one left behind a substantial estate, it is important that you understand how to handle this responsibly and efficiently to avoid unnecessary complications or spending. At Dynamic Estate Planning, we have a deep understanding of Georgia’s probate and trust administration laws, and our role is to ensure that the estate is properly distributed according to your loved one’s wishes.
What is Probate?
Probate is a judicial process that takes place after someone dies. It ensures that the deceased’s debts and taxes are paid, and his or her assets are distributed according to the wills they left behind. The probate court oversees this process and is authorized to appoint a representative of the estate, called an executor or administrator, and distribute the assets accordingly.
Probate begins as soon as someone dies and ends when all debts and taxes have been paid and all remaining property has been distributed according to their will (if there is any). Many people find probate frustrating because it can be costly and take a long time. Fortunately, probate can be avoided by preparing a living will and power of attorney, which is essentially a set of instructions for your loved ones to follow upon your death.
What is Trust Administration?
In contrast to probate, trust administration is a much less public legal process. A trust is an arrangement in which a property is legally transferred from one person (the trustee) to another (the beneficiary). Trusts can be set up as part of a will or as a separate entity with its own terms and conditions.
Trust administration deals with the representation and distribution of property according to the terms set out by the trust. Trust administrators are responsible for reporting to the probate court on how assets have been distributed and must ensure that beneficiaries are properly notified of their status.
The Role of Probate & Trust Attorneys in Atlanta, GA
At Dynamic Estate Planning, our probate and trust administration attorneys in Atlanta, GA, are dedicated to helping you through the probate or trust administration process. The sooner you contact us, the better equipped we will be to help you make decisions that are right for your loved one’s estate. At Dynamic Estate Planning, we can provide you with all of the information that you need to know about probate and trust administration laws in the state of Georgia.
Probate and Trust Administration Services Offered by Dynamic Estate Planning
- The Estate Settlement Program®
- Acting as Personal Representative (Executor and/or Trustee)
- Executor/Trustee Advisement
- Petition for Probate – Testate or Intestate
- Identifying and Locating Beneficiaries and Heirs
- Letters of Administration or Letters Testamentary
- Publishing of Legal Notices
- Inventorying, Valuing, and Distributing Estate Assets
- Representation during Probate Litigation, if such need arises
- Funding Trusts, if applicable
- Estate Tax, Death Tax, Inheritance Tax, and Gift Tax
- Liquidation of Assets
- Resolving Estate Claims
- Estate Closing
Whether our role is acting as executors or trustees or helping fiduciaries perform their roles competently and conscientiously, we’ll ensure that the estate is closed correctly and efficiently, saving the estate time and money.
We Are Ready When You Are
Losing a loved one is never easy but we are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. It is important to us that you feel confident in the decisions you make, and we are here to help you through your probate or trust administration matter so that you can move forward with life — whether it’s settling your loved one’s estate, providing guidance on living trusts and powers of attorney, or helping family members after they’ve received their inheritance.
Contact Dynamic Estate Planning today at 404-991-6511 and let our team of experienced probate and trust administration attorneys in Atlanta, GA provide you with the expert legal guidance you need to help you through this process.