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Utah Probate and Trust & Estate Administration


Utah Estate and Trust Administration

A properly drafted and funded trust will generally avoid probate. The trust need not be filed with the probate court. Nonetheless, there are still steps necessary to administer the trust: beneficiaries must be contacted; assets must be gathered, valued and managed; potential creditors must be notified; debts, taxes and final expenses must be paid; and, ultimately, any remaining income and assets must be distributed in compliance with the trust terms.  Successor trustees often lack the time, resources or knowledge to personally administer the trust, and therefore may call upon legal, accounting and investment professionals for assistance.  Oftentimes, a corporate fiduciary (e.g., a trust company) is an excellent alternative to relying solely on busy family members or friends to serve as trustee.  We can help your successor trustee(s) deal with the complexities of administering your trust. Please call our office and we will be happy to schedule a consultation, whether or not our office has drafted the original trust.


Salt Lake City Estate Planning Attorney Jason Hunter assists clients with Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Charitable Planning, Utah Probate and Estate Administration, Asset Protection, Business Succession Planning, Elder Law and Long-Term Care Planning, Special Needs, and Tax and Corporate Planning in the greater Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah areas as well as St. George, Cedar City, Kanab, Park City, Provo, Orem, and Logan, in addition to clients living near his offices in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber Counties.

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