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7920 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
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Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

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Scottsdale Trust and Estate Administration Attorneys Advise Trustees

And assist with the probate process

The attorneys at Santerre & Vande Krol, Ltd. provide guidance to individuals named as trustees or as personal representatvies of estates. We help ensure that you successfully uphold your fiduciary duties.

Trust administration

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, including:

  • Credit shelter trusts (CST)
  • Incentive trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Generation-skipping trusts
  • QTIP trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts

Estate administration

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

  • Filing the will with the Arizona 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

Valuing and managing the estate

Our attorneys assist personal representatives with the 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.

Contact our thorough estate and trust administration lawyers

We serve clients in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona. Call us at 480-991-3990 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.