At the Law Office of Michael E. Pitts, we have more than 30 years of experience advising and representing clients in probate and trust administration.
Attorney Michael E. Pitts focuses his legal practice largely in estate and probate matters because he enjoys working with people. He is passionate about providing his clients the help they need to manage these complex legal processes during an often emotional time.
Contact our law office to schedule an appointment. Call 650-517-6141. From our offices in Redwood City, we handle probate and trust administration throughout the Peninsula counties of San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara.
A Seasoned Probate And Trust Advocate
We advise trustees, executors and administrators on how to successfully execute their fiduciary responsibilities as they administer trusts or probate estates.
We will walk you through all the legal procedures and help you understand what state law and your fiduciary role require. We can then help you fulfill your fiduciary duties, comply with the terms and conditions of the will or trust, and ensure you have adequate valuation, legal and tax advice.
We will also help you with strategies to minimize or prevent probate or trust disputes.
Assistance With Probating A California Estate
Attorney Pitts advises California estate executors and administrators as they:
- File papers, validate the will and make any necessary petitions to the court
- Perform an inventory of what is included in the estate, determine its value and handle estate accounting
- Pay any outstanding debts from the estate
- Pay any required federal or California taxes
- Transfer property to beneficiaries
- Prepare the necessary documentation to confirm the transfer of property to beneficiaries in accordance with the will or state law
Help With California Trust Administration
As a trustee, your duties are not supervised by the court, but you do have fiduciary responsibilities. Also, petitions to the court may be required.
You will have ongoing tax responsibilities related to trust activities. This includes investing and distributing assets to beneficiaries according to the terms of the trust.
If you are a trustee or you are administering your own living trust, attorney Michael E. Pitts can help you understand and execute your responsibilities as a trustee.
Contact Attorney Michael E. Pitts For Free Consultation
Contact the Law Office of Michael E. Pitts online or call 650-517-6141 to discuss how we can help you in a free initial 30-minute consultation.
Our law office is located in the Shores Center business park in Redwood Shores and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and by appointment.