Estate and Trust Administration


We assist our clients in the complex process of estate and trust administration.

Navigating the legal landscape following the death of a loved one can be a taxing experience for any family, especially when relatives challenge the validity of a Will, if there is one at all.

CHWM offers legal guidance grounded in significant estate planning, trust & estate administration, and litigation experience to help our clients understand this often confusing area of the law.

Estate and Trust Administration Services

We help clients with a wide range of estate and trust administration matters, including:

  • Administration With Probate
  • Administration Without Probate
  • Estates With Multiple Trusts
  • Complex Estates
  • Estates With Wills
  • Estates Without Wills
  • Challenging the Validity of Wills
  • Will Contests

Administration With and Without Probate

When handled by skilled and experienced attorneys, probate can go smoothly and without undue delays. We handle both estates with Wills and multiple trusts, as well as estates where there is no Will.

Even where there is a Will that leaves assets to a trust, there is still the need to administer the estate in accordance with the provisions of the trust document.

Complex estates require post-mortem tax planning. There are a myriad of decisions facing personal representatives as well as trustees. We have guided hundreds of personal representatives and trustees through the many choices they have to make in order to carry out their loved one’s wishes.

Other Services

As the need arises, CHWM can provide legal counsel for a range of estate and trust administration services, including Will contests, estate planning, and non-judicial settlement agreements. We are here to help you and your family navigate these complex processes to find the best possible resolution for personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries.

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