Law Offices of Norma Hand Brill

The legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a valid Last Will and Testament is called probate or estate administration. Having a Will does not avoid probate, nor do the terms of a Will control all of a decedent's assets. The only assets subject to a probate administration are those owned by a decedent at death in his or her name alone, with no beneficiary designation.

Although assets held in a Trust are not subject to probate, a Trust Administration is necessary to administer the Trust estate by resolving all claims and distributing the assets pursuant to the terms of the Trust.

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