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Trust Administration

Bellevue Trust Administration Attorney

Talented and Experienced Attorney Serving King County 

Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC is renowned for our many years of experience in estate planning and trust administration, which are crucial areas of family law. Our firm is committed to providing skilled legal representation while maintaining a personal connection with clients. At Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC, we work tirelessly to ensure that the legal process is both personal and effective, offering clients a wide array of services including wills, trusts, tax planning, Powers of Attorney, and healthcare directives. Our trust administration attorney can provide a wide range of added services to your estate.

Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC stands as a trusted partner for clients looking to safeguard their familial and financial futures, thanks to its combination of experience and legal knowledge, personalized service, and a track record of successful outcomes. Call Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC today at (206) 203-8802 to schedule a consultation. 

What is Trust Administration?

Trust administration is the process by which a trust, established as part of an estate plan, is managed and executed according to the terms set forth by the grantor (the person who created the trust). For those new to the concept, trust administration might seem daunting. It's essential to grasp that trusts are recognized as distinct legal entities. This means ownership is split between the trustee and the beneficiary or beneficiaries. 

The trustee holds legal title over the trust's assets, granting them the authority to manage these resources. This role, however, carries significant legal obligations - to not only abide by the trust agreement but also to meet various legal standards. On the other hand, beneficiaries enjoy beneficial ownership, allowing them to benefit from the trust's assets through distributions as outlined in the trust agreement, without direct access to managing these assets.

Understanding Trust Administration

Trust administration involves the systematic collection and management of all trust assets to ensure the trust reflects the settlor's (the person who created the trust) intentions.

This process typically unfolds following the settlor's passing and encompasses several crucial steps:

  • Identifying and officially transferring real estate into the trust
  • Gathering all other assets and integrating them into the trust
  • Settling any outstanding debts and taxes
  • Conducting a detailed accounting of the trust's holdings
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries as stipulated in the trust agreement

Trust administration requires meticulous attention to detail and knowledge of fiscal management and legal principles to ensure that the grantor's wishes are fulfilled and the beneficiaries' interests are protected.

Do I Need a Trust Administration Attorney?

Whether you need a trust administration attorney depends on several factors including the complexity of the trust, your experience with legal and financial matters, and the specifics of the assets and distributions involved. A trust administration attorney has specific legal knowledge in estate law, which provides valuable guidance through the complex legal landscape of managing a trust. 

A trust administration attorney can help interpret the trust's provisions, advise on fiduciary duties, assist in asset inventory and valuation, and ensure compliance with state and federal laws. In situations where the trust holds diverse assets, has numerous beneficiaries, or if there are potential conflicts among the parties involved, having an attorney can be instrumental in navigating these challenges smoothly and avoiding costly mistakes or disputes. 

 The benefits of working an experienced trust administrator, include: 

  • An experienced and knowledgeable trust administrator brings specific legal and business knowledge to the table. Professional administrators have extensive experience and knowledge in handling the intricate details of trust management, from legal documentation to financial oversight and tax implications. This ability ensures that the trust operates within legal boundaries and its assets are maximized for the benefit of the beneficiaries. 
  • A professional trust administrator reduces the administrative burden on the trustees, who may not have the time or skill set to manage the trust effectively. 
  • A professional trust administrator can provide impartiality in decision-making, reducing the potential for family conflicts and ensuring that the grantor’s wishes are honored impartially and professionally.

Secure Your Legacy with the Trust Administration Attorney at Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC

Navigating the complexities of trust administration requires a dedicated attorney who not only understands the intricate legal landscape but also values your unique needs and the legacy you wish to leave. 

At Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC, we provide personalized, comprehensive estate planning and trust administration services tailored to safeguard your assets and honor your wishes. There is a tremendous benefit to having an estate planning and trust administration attorney aid in the management of your trust. Our Bellevue trust administration attorney would be in the position to create your trust and ensure your wishes are executed having been privy to your wishes from the start. 

Whether you're setting up a new trust or navigating the administration of an existing one, our team in Bellevue is here to guide you every step of the way. Our deep understanding of estate planning law, probate and trust administration and commitment to details positions our attorney to make sure your estate is managed efficiently, legally, and exactly as you envisioned.

Don't leave your legacy to chance. Call Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, PLLC today at (206) 203-8802 to take the first step toward securing your future and the well-being of your loved ones. You can also reach our Bellevue trust administration attorney right now.

We Treat Clients like Family Read What They Say About Us

"Highly recommended! Jerimy was able to easily answer all our questions and complete all documentation/planning for the trust."

- Ryan H.

Success that Speaks for Itself

Recent Case Victories
  • Justice Sought for Vulnerable Individual In the Matter of the Guardianship of Giulian Grasso

    Mr. Kirschner and his co-counsel were successful in uncovering exploitation and misuse of the ward’s funds by the ward’s father which resulted in the father being charged and sentenced for exploitation of a vulnerable person.

  • Charlotte Louise Bentley v. Estate of Lacy Elaine Willequer
    Home Returned to Rightful Owner Charlotte Louise Bentley v. Estate of Lacy Elaine Willequer

    The action was brought after guardians of the elderly and disabled Charlotte Bentley discovered that her home had been transferred away to an estranged family member. Mr. Kirschner was able to successfully and quickly obtain the return of her home without trial.

  • Successfully Defeated Claims of Trespass Kimberly Zeren v. James Carlson

    This matter arose from a dispute between adjacent landowners over landlocked property and allegations of timber trespass. At trial, Mr. Kirschner was successful in defeating claims for timber trespass and prevailed on claims for an easement by necessity.

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What Makes Us Different
  • Experience

    Practicing Law since 2010 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

  • Convenience

    We have close offices in King County — the convenience of close proximity to your attorney is key. We make it simple.

  • Knowledge

    Washington, Nevada, the United States District Courts for Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  • Cost-Effective

    Solving problems and helping a client to select the most effective and cost-efficient tools.