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Probate – Trust Administration – Will and Trust Contests

When a loved one passes, there are inevitable issues with carrying out their wishes and seeing that their property makes it to the ones rightfully entitled to it.  If there has been careful, up to date planning, this usually goes fairly smoothly, but for a number of reasons, you may need assistance with seeing that the loved one’s wishes are faithfully followed. This is what Probate and Estate Administration is all about.

In some instances, because there has been no planning, probate of the person’s “estate” (everything they own and owe) is required.  This involves filing a written request with the court (an “application” or “petition”) seeking the appointment of a “personal representative” who is given authority to manage the payment of any expenses of last illness and creditors, and deliver the remaining estate to the “heirs”.

Even when there has been up to date planning, the family may need assistance with interpreting the will and trust and winding up the person’s affairs.

And, unfortunately, there are too many occasions when greed, jealousy, or other negative emotions take over and require the intervention of the court.

All of these things involve issues concerning property titles and, sometimes, business interests.  Mr. Warner has a long history of dealing with these issues. Perhaps longer than any other practicing attorney in northern Utah.  Call us when you have questions with wrapping up your loved one’s financial affairs.