Probate and Trust Administration

Upon a person’s death, some action is generally required to administer the decedent’s assets and to ultimately pass title to the assets to loved ones through a probate proceeding, trust administration or other summary procedure. Chielpegian·Cobb is experienced in efficiently administering a decedent’s assets (whether simple or complex) and counseling, advising, and guiding personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries through the various administration, legal, tax, and creditor issues that frequently arise during the administration of a decedent’s assets.

While Chielpegian·Cobb’s goal is to avoid and minimize disputes during the administration process, sometimes disputes do arise that must be litigated and resolved through the court process. Chielpegian·Cobb has successfully represented personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in various matters related to the right and title to assets, ownership disputes, breach of fiduciary duties of the personal representative or trustee, accountings, interpretation of testamentary instruments and other similar disputes that arise during the administration process.