Once the trustor (or maker) of an estate plan passes, or one of the trustors (if a couple) passes, it is necessary to “administer” the estate (or portion thereof if a trustor remains alive). California law provides specific requirements to administer a deceased person’s estate and the surviving spouse (or the children) often make irreversible mistakes which cause unexpected income, capital gain or reassessed property taxes to occur. It is critical to engage qualified legal counsel to assist with the administration of any estate. Gianesin Law Firm has substantial experience is managing “estate administration” resulting in substantial tax savings to the estate and beneficiaries. In most estate administration matters, we offer a fixed fees to the estate trustee(s).