When someone is no longer able to manage their own property or financial affairs (if they become incapacitated or when they pass away), it is necessary to have someone else with the authority to manage their assets. How their estate will have to be administered will depend on what assets the person owns (and how they are owned) and the kind of planning was done by that person.
In the estate administration area of the law, we either
- work within the Probate system to assist clients with Guardianships (if the person is incapacitated) or with Probate estates (when the person has passed away); or
- work in a Trust Administration if the person had a Revocable Living Trust set up and had the Trust properly funded.
You can read more about each process on the pages linked above.
No matter what kind of estate administration is required, we assist our clients go through the process in our 6 Step Administration Process: