Contrary to popular belief, trusts are not just for wealthy individuals. A trust is designed to prevent the need for probate proceedings and gives specific directions on how assets are to be distributed upon your death. A trust can be simple by merely filing an accounting and writing checks to the beneficiaries, or it could be more complicated by having to sell real estate, conduct appraisals on collections, or sell business interests. A trust may also be used to restrict or slow down distribution to beneficiaries by putting age restrictions or other qualifications in the trust. The trustee is responsible for making sure the terms of the trust are carried out. Our attorneys can assist with every aspect of trust administration, whether you are the trustee or a beneficiary. We help interpret the trust’s provisions and ensure that the beneficiaries’ interests are protected at all times.