Therrel Baisden has extensive experience in the administration of estates and trusts, as well as the representation of personal representatives and trustees.

The firm’s attorneys handle all stages of estate administration, including probate of the will, the collection of assets, assisting in the preparation of the federal estate and income tax returns, the representation of the estate in tax audits, preparation of the personal representative’s accounting and releases, and the distribution of the estate assets to the beneficiaries.

Throughout the probate process, the firm always focuses on post mortem planning from both an income tax and estate tax perspective. In addition to the firm’s estate planning and probate practice, we also have extensive experience in establishing and administering guardianships.

Trust administration requires careful attention to each detail of the grantor’s wishes. Our lawyers assist clients with the administration of a wide variety of trusts, We have the extensive experience in all duties expected of a trust administrator, including preparation of estate tax returns and distribution to beneficiaries.

A trustee can be personally liable for mistakes or omissions that result in losses for the trust. We offer sound advice to trustees to ensure accurate and complete compliance with all aspects of trust administration. If you have been named a trustee, we strongly recommend that you retain professional assistance from a trustworthy source.

We can guide you through all aspects of probate and estate administration, including:

  • Filing the will with the Florida probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Our attorneys assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectibles for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

We serve clients throughout Florida. Call us at 305-371-5758 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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Therrel Baisden, LLP has served families and their closely held businesses since 1925. If you want greater legal protection to safeguard your future, call us to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located at the SunTrust International Center in downtown Miami.