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Probate and Trust Administration

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Probate and Trust Administration

Workshop Description/Agenda

What You Need to Know About Probate and Trust Administration

Working through issues that arise through probate and trust administration can be daunting. Are you well-equipped with the tools you need to succeed? This insightful course will take you through steps in probate administration, including information on creditor and debt issues, tax and more. You will also get valuable insight on trust administration, including the handling of accounting, distributions and taxes. Don't miss this opportunity to hone your probate and trust administration skills - register today!

  • Take a closer looks at the initial step for filing the estate.
  • Discuss what needs to be done to handle creditor claims and debts.
  • Make sure everything is in order for the final distribution of the estate.
  • Review what issues need to be addressed concerning taxes in probate administration.
  • Get the latest information on taxation concerns associated with trusts.
  • Explore the different types of trusts and how they are used.
  • Learn ways to manage, sell and distribute property and assets in trust administration.
  • Gain a better understanding of the distinctions between trust fiduciary accounting and income tax accounting.

Agenda

Morning Session: Probate Administration

  1. Probate Process and Overview
    8:30 - 9:15, Trevor J. Weston
    1. Review of the Probate Timeline
    2. Forms of Administration
    3. Deadlines to be Aware of
    4. Documents Used in the Probate Process
    5. Information Gathering
    6. Laws of Intestacy
    7. Initial Petition and Notices
    8. Sample Forms, Letters and Documents
  2. Assets, Creditor Claims and Debt Considerations
    9:15 - 10:15, Trevor J. Weston
    1. Marshalling Probate and Non-Probate Assets: Key Procedures
    2. Properly Ensure ALL Debt is Located and Handled
    3. Required Public Notices to Creditors
    4. Priority and Payment Determinations for Claims
    5. Contested Claims and Prescribed Claims
    6. Appropriately Dealing with Creditors
    7. Insolvent Estates
    8. Sale of Assets to Satisfy Creditors
  3. Distributions, Final Accounting and Closing the Estate
    10:30 - 11:15, Thomas J. DelPup
    1. Documents Needed to Close the Estate
    2. Proper Transfer and Timing of Distributions - Probate and Non-Probate Assets
    3. Distributions in Kind
    4. Distribution to Minors, Surviving Spouse and Trusts
    5. Disposition of Unclaimed Assets
    6. Fees for Personal Representatives and Attorneys
    7. Annual Accounting Requirements and Format
    8. Final Accounting Checklist
    9. Estate Closing Procedures
  4. Tax Issues in Probate Administration
    11:15 - 12:00, Neal Nusholtz
    1. State and Federal Tax Considerations
    2. Tax Deadlines and Extensions
    3. Essential Tax Forms and Returns
    4. Deductions and Exemptions
    5. Income Tax and Basis Adjustment for Decedent's Assets
    6. Real Property Tax Considerations

Afternoon Session: Trust Administration

  1. Trust Taxation Issues
    1:00 - 1:45, Neal Nusholtz
    1. Tax Returns: Annual and Final
    2. Tax Consequences of Trustee's Actions
    3.  Real Property Taxes
    4. Income Taxation
    5. Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes
    6. Tax Consequences of Paying Retirement Benefits to Trusts
    7. Tax Basis in the Assets
  2. What You Need to Know About Trusts
    1:45 - 2:30, Thomas J. DelPup
    1. Types of Trusts and Their Purpose
    2. Jurisdiction
    3. Duties and Powers of the Trustee
    4. Valuation of Assets
    5. Funding a Trust
    6. Communication with Beneficiaries
    7. Amending and Modifying the Trust
    8. Trust Administration Checklist
    9. Sample Forms and Documents
  3. Accounting/Distributions in Trust Administration
    2:45 - 3:40, Kenneth E. Konop
    1. Notices of Proposed Actions
    2. Uniform Principal and Income Act
    3. Trust Provisions Concerning Distributions
    4. Managing, Selling and Distributing Property and Assets
    5. Investing Assets
    6. Distinctions Between Trust Fiduciary Accounting and Income Tax Accounting
    7. Determining Trustee Fees
    8. Communication with Creditors
    9. Distribution to Beneficiaries
    10. Trust Termination
  4. Ethics and Estate Administration
    3:40 - 4:40, Kenneth E. Konop
    1. Breach of Fiduciary Responsibility
    2. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    3. Confidentiality
    4. Fee Agreements

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for professionals who want to be more effective in the probate and trust administration process, such as:

  • Attorneys
  • CPAs and Accountants
  • Tax

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Probate

Training Course Summary: Probate and Trust Administration


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Live Seminar Dates/Locations

AUG 19    IN ANN ARBOR, MI