Once a trust is established by a grantor, its operation must be overseen by a qualified administrator. This trustee manages the investment of funds and distribution of assets according to the grantor’s instructions contained in the trust’s provisions. Trust administration requires careful attention to each detail of the grantor’s wishes. A conscientious trustee must have comprehensive knowledge of the law and be scrupulous regarding client service. For more than 25 years, Ian L. Gilden, P.A. has assisted clients administer a variety of trusts.
Advice to trustees. A trustee may be personally liable for mistakes or omissions that result in losses for the trust. Ian L. Gilden, P.A. offers legal advice to trustees to assist in compliance with the trust administration process. If you have been named a trustee, Ian L. Gilden, P.A. recommends that you retain professional assistance from an experienced professional.
Experienced Florida estates attorney guides you through probate. The process of probate typically accompanies a painful emotional loss. As a knowledgeable probate attorney, I can assist you with the probate administration of your loved one’s estate.
The process of probate. Most personal representatives have never or only rarely probated a will and know little about the process. I can assist and advise you through the probate process, including:
Filing the Will with the appropriate Florida circuit probate court
Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
Finding and collecting assets
Closing and opening bank accounts
Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
Paying estate taxes
Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
Hiring experts, when appropriate to assist in accomplishing these tasks
_Probate disputes. Even for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. I can assist as necessary, during the process of probating a challenged will or disputed personal representative decision. I prefer resolution when possible, without litigation. However, when the situation requires, I can assist with litigation, if appropriate.
Contact an experienced source for trust administration legal services To schedule an appointment with Ian L. Gilden, P.A., call my Maitland, Florida office at 407-645-4446 or contact my firm online.