Trust Administration

If a departed’s estate plan was based upon the use of a revocable trust, it will need to be administered after their death. Our experienced attorneys at Minter & Pollak, LC have years of experience assisting clients in dealing with trust matters. The following are some of the steps we can help with in administering a trust.

  1. Obtain the Trust Documents: Collect all trust documents, including the trust agreement, any amendments, and any related documents such as life insurance policies, real property records or investment statements.
  2. Identify the Assets: Prepare a comprehensive inventory of the assets held within the trust, including real estate, financial accounts, investments, closely held business interests, and any other valuable property.
  3. Locate and preserve or probate the Will. If there are any probate assets, the will must be probated. If there are no know probate assets, the will needs to be preserved with the court in case probate assets are located in the future.
  4. Locate the Beneficiaries: Determine the identity and contact information of all beneficiaries named in the trust agreement. This may involve researching family records, contacting the deceased grantor’s acquaintances, or using social media platforms.
  5. Engage a Professional Trustee: If the deceased grantor did not appoint a successor trustee, the court will appoint one. This individual will be responsible for managing the trust assets and carrying out the grantor’s wishes.
  6. Pay Debts and Taxes: The Trustee will need to determine the debts of the decedent and make arrangements for the payment of debts or taxes associated with the deceased grantor’s estate.
  7. Distribute Assets: Once debts and taxes are taken care of, the trustee may begin distributing assets to the beneficiaries according to the terms of the trust agreement. This may involve transferring ownership of real estate, liquidating investments, or making direct payments to beneficiaries.
  8. Prepare Trust Accounting: The Trustee must maintain accurate records of all trust transactions, including asset distributions, income generated from investments, and any expenses incurred during the administration process.

Seek Legal Guidance: It is very important to consult with an experienced trust attorney throughout the administration process to stay in compliance with legal requirements and protect the interests of all parties involved. We can help you through this process. Please contact our office to arrange for a free trust administration consultation today.


Our offices are located in the heart of Wichita's Old Town at the corner of First and Mead.

Wichita Office
800 E 1st St N #310

Wichita, KS 67202

Get in Touch

  1. 1 Free Consultation*
  2. 2 Decades of Experience
  3. 3 Client Focused Results
Fill out the contact form or call us at (316) 265-0797 to schedule your free consultation*.

Leave Us a Message