Trust Administration

San Francisco Probate Lawyers

Managing the affairs of a trust can be difficult. After a loved one passes away, there are many complexities to consider, including beneficiary rights and tax issues. At Bryan • Hinshaw, we have necessary experience to carry out an orderly and proper trust administration. As San Francisco trust litigation lawyers and probate litigation attorneys, we practice throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area in these matters:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty and defense of fiduciaries accused of having breached their duties;
  • Creditors' claims (both on behalf of creditors and defense against claims);
  • Partition of real property interests;
  • Determination of spousal property interests;
  • Title and ownership issues re real estate, stock and bond investments, and retirement assets;
  • Distribution of assets among Beneficiaries;
  • Surcharge and Reimbursement Claims;
  • Removal of Fiduciaries and defense against motions for removal;
  • Will Contests, Trust Contests and defense of Will Contests and Trust Contests;
  • Undue Influence and Capacity Issues;
  • Elder Abuse law;
  • Contract disputes.

San Francisco trust administration attorney Caroline K. Hinshaw offers detailed assistance, personalized service, and reputable legal advice regarding trust creation, administration, and litigation. She understands that the resolution of trust and estate disputes frequently requires a mixture of legal, accounting, investment, and business considerations often in the context of intense family conflict dynamics. Such cases present not only a challenge to the traditional skills of a lawyer in trial advocacy and negotiation, but also in counseling clients in conflict with family members or fiduciaries where the health of longer term relationships is at stake.

For knowledgeable, efficient representation throughout your legal process involving trust administration or litigation, contact a San Francisco probate lawyer.