Dealing with the grief commonly associated with losing a loved one is difficult, as was the case upon losing both of my parents. When a loved one passes away, the responsibility of administering their will or trust falls upon the person designated to manage the estate. Most estate plans and wills designate a specific person to handle these duties and responsibilities. They are often called trustees, administrators, or executors of the estate.
Serving in this capacity can be emotionally, physically and intellectually challenging, as it can be a daunting task without the right help. Beneficiaries, including family members and the court will mandate that these duties and responsibilities are effectively carried out in a timely, ethical and prudent manner. As a result, seeking legal counsel to answer questions and provide guidance is prudent. At the Law Offices of Christopher Bent, LLC, our St. Louis probate and trust administration attorney can help you figure out all of your duties and even manage them on your behalf, allowing you to focus on putting the pieces of your life back together again.
Reasons our law firm stand out from all the rest include:
- 19+ years of legal experience
- Missouri and Illinois State Bar membership
- We are Wealth Counsel members – a national estate planning network abundant with resources
- Client focus and satisfcation are our top priorities