Assisted personal representative with the administration of an estate and trust.  For the past couple of years DeAngelis Legal assisted the personal representative and trustee gather control over the decedent’s assets, liquidate them and this December deliver the final checks to several charitable organizations.  The administration was complicated by the failure of the decedent to keep accurate records of her assets and her failure to transfer all assets to the trust during her lifetime, resulting in her relatives spending significant time and resources trying to identify assets in addition to requiring a probate for assets not titled in the trusts name.  Lesson learned – FUND YOUR TRUST!  For more information on funding revocable trusts see