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Experienced Florida Firm Assists Clients with Trust Administration

Reliable estate lawyer advises trustees in the Fort Myers area

At Mahshie & DeCosta, our attorney advises clients in the Fort Myers area and throughout Florida on how to comply with all aspects of trust administration accurately and completely. Trustees can benefit from sound legal guidance so they are not held personally liable for losses in the value of estate assets due to errors or misconduct. In addition, for individuals who want an experienced third party representative to oversee their trust, we can assume administration duties, offering a qualified attorney to serve as trustee. Our firm guides individuals through trust administration with confidence and efficiency.

Reputable adviser counsels trust fiduciaries

Once a grantor establishes a trust, either they or a reliable fiduciary must act as trustee. The trustee is responsible for seeing to the completion of necessary tasks according to state laws and the terms of the trust. At Mahshie & DeCosta, our attorney provides advice to trustees so they can capably manage duties related to trust administration, including:

  • Communication with beneficiaries
  • Investment of assets
  • Management of assets, including real property
  • Collection from debtors and payment of creditors
  • Preparation of accountings
  • Preparation of tax returns
  • Distributions to beneficiaries

Trust administration requires careful attention to each detail of the grantor’s wishes. We support trustees during every step of their administration efforts and help them avoid missteps.

Knowledgeable counselor handles a wide variety of trusts

There are many different types of trusts, each with its own rules and regulations. We are well-versed in matters related to both common and less frequently encountered trusts, including:

  • Credit shelter trusts (CST)
  • Incentive trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Generation-skipping trusts
  • Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) trusts
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT)
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts

If you have been named a trustee, securing legal counsel is often beneficial. At Mahshie & DeCosta, our attorney provides highly ethical representation to trustees. Our firm works to maintain the fiscal strength of trusts so that they serve beneficiaries through their intended lifetime.

Contact a reliable Florida trust administration law firm

The trust administration process can feel overwhelming for individuals unfamiliar with estate law. Our attorney can help to ease the burden for clients in Florida. To schedule a Call For Consultation consultation with Mahshie & DeCosta, call our Fort Myers office at 239-931-7566 or contact us online.