PROBATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION
Without proper estate planning documents, such as a trust, if someone dies, his or her property can only be transferred to
beneficiaries by a court order. The order comes at the end of a long and costly legal process we call "probate".
Our firm has years of experience in efficiently handling probate matters.
No probate is necessary if someone has transferred his or her property to a trust, which is a fictional legal entity similar
to a corporation, because the trust cannot "die" like mortal human beings. The trust continues to own the transferred
property even after the death of the person who established it.
However, there are important adminstrative matters which the trustee of the trust must attend to, and Harrison & Harrison
is well qualified to assist the trustee in administering the trust in accordance with the law.
We have formed hundreds of corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities, with personal attention
and advice. We also maintain business entities and offer legal assistance as required, such as for specific real estate matters.
Since 1981, Michael Harrison has served as an extraordinarily qualified arbitrator for hundreds of cases administered by the
American Arbitration Association. In order to avoid the enormous costs and lengthy delays of litigation, Michael will serve
as an arbitrator for disputes involving all commercial matters, estates, trusts, and real estate.