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Experienced Attorneys Assist Clients in the Palm Beach Area with Trust Administration

Reliable Florida estate lawyers advise trustees

At O'Connell & Crispin Ackal, PLLC, our attorneys advise clients in the Palm Beach area and throughout Florida on how to comply with all aspects of trust administration accurately and completely. Trustees can benefit from sound legal guidance so they are not held personally liable for losses in the value of estate assets due to errors or misconduct. In addition, for individuals who want an experienced third-party representative to oversee their trust, we can assume administration duties, offering a qualified attorney to serve as trustee. We guide individuals through trust administration with confidence and efficiency.

Reputable law firm counsels trust fiduciaries

Once a grantor establishes a trust, either they or a reliable fiduciary must act as trustee. The trustee is responsible for seeing to the completion of necessary tasks according to state laws and the terms of the trust. The attorneys at O'Connell & Crispin Ackal, PLLC provide advice to trustees so they can capably manage duties related to trust administration, including:

  • Communication with beneficiaries
  • Investment of assets
  • Management of assets, including real property
  • Collection from debtors and payment of creditors
  • Preparation of accountings
  • Preparation of tax returns
  • Distributions to beneficiaries

Trust administration requires careful attention to each detail of the grantor’s wishes. We support trustees during every step of their administration efforts and help them avoid missteps.

Knowledgeable counselors handle a wide variety of trusts

There are many different types of trusts, each with its own rules and regulations. We are well-versed in matters related to both common and less frequently encountered trusts, including:

  • Credit shelter trusts (CST)
  • Incentive trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Generation-skipping trusts
  • Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) trusts
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT)
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts

If you have been named a trustee, securing legal counsel is often beneficial. The attorneys at O'Connell & Crispin Ackal, PLLC provide highly ethical representation to trustees. We work to maintain the fiscal strength of trusts so that they serve beneficiaries through their intended lifetime.

Contact a reliable Florida trust administration law firm

The trust administration process can feel overwhelming for individuals unfamiliar with estate law. Our attorneys can help to ease the burden. To schedule a consultation with O'Connell & Crispin Ackal, PLLC, call our Palm Beach office at 561-802-7536 or contact us online.

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Office Locations
  • Palm Beach Office
    420 Royal Palm Way
    Suite 300
    Palm Beach, Florida 33480
    Phone: 561-355-0403
    Fax: 561-355-5133
  • Palm Beach Gardens Office
    2701 PGA Boulevard
    Suite C
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
    Phone: 561-355-0403
    Fax: 561-355-5133