(818) 594-0500 | info@sydneyestatelaw.com

5950 Canoga Ave. Suite 240 Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Offices in Oxnard & Santa Monica by appointment only


California Estate and Trust Administration

Serving Families & Individuals in Woodland Hills, Northridge, and the San Fernando Valley, CA Area


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.

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The Sydney Law Firm, P.C.

Woodland Hills

5950 Canoga Ave., Suite 240
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: (818) 594-0500

Email: info@sydneyestatelaw.com

Oxnard

300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 900
Oxnard, CA 93035

Phone: (818) 594-0500

Email: info@sydneyestatelaw.com

Offices in Oxnard & Santa Monica by appointment only