Probate & Trust Administration

The Need for Estate Settlement

The loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life.

Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California tend to pour salt on our wounds by making us responsible for a myriad of details while administering a loved one’s estate.

It is easy to become overwhelmed with the complex details of estate administration: paying estate taxes, notifying creditors, gathering and distributing assets according to preset formulas, keeping close accounting records of the most minute transactions— it’s almost enough to drive a person “round the bend”.

At Ainer & Fraker, LLP, it is our sincere desire to help our clients through this difficult time, helping to make things as painless as possible.

We take pride in our ability to navigate the bureaucratic estate administration system, leaving our clients free to deal with life’s more important issues.

The Role of Legal Counsel

In each area of Estate Administration, it is critical to have the advice of competent legal counsel.

The myriad rules, statutes, regulations, taxes, expenses and procedures of estate administration can easily overwhelm the survivors in an estate.

The consequences for overlooking deadlines or other material oversights can be draconian.

We are ready to assist you and your family in meeting your Estate Administration needs.