Skilled Legal Assistance With Trust Administrations
Following the death of a loved one, the ensuing amount of paperwork can be overwhelming for mourning family members. If the decedent established a trust as a part of his or her estate plan, the appointed successor trustee must oversee the trust administration process.
A trust often helps the family avoid probate and portions of the estate administration process. While the trust administration may not involve court filings and oversight, most successor trustees will benefit from skilled legal guidance through the often complicated process.
Understanding Guidance – 30 Years Experience In Tennessee
At the law offices ofRuss Cook & Associates, PC, our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined legal experience helping Nashville area individuals and families with estate planning and administration issues. We understand the difficulty of dealing with complex legal issues after a loved one’s death, and we offer skilled guidance with administration issues, such as:
- Valuing property held in the name of the trust
- Transferring trust assets to the beneficiaries of the trust
- Assistance with court filings, such as Federal estate tax returns, TennCare releases and Federal estate tax releases
From our offices in Brentwood, we serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee.
Comprehensive Initial Consultation With No Obligation To Retain Our Firm
To those people who have the ability to see the trust administration process through without legal counsel, you may meet with one of our lawyers for a comprehensive consultation, pointing you in the right direction.
During your meeting whether you choose to hire us or not we will gather necessary information from you, choose a plan of action that is best suited to your situation, explain the process, and then let you decide if you would like our assistance. Legal help may also be provided on a piecemeal or an on-going basis.
Additionally, you are given an informational book authored by our founding attorney, Russ Cook, which will help you through the administration process. Russ is a certified specialist in the estate planning area and teaches continuing education classes to certified financial planners and attorneys.