Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
Santa Barbara Estate Services (http://www.SantaBarbaraEstateServices.com) has just launched a new service to help estate trustees and executors settle the estates of loved ones who have passed away.
"Many estate trustees or executors are given that role by a family member or close friend who has passed away. They may not be fully prepared for the time-consuming tasks that are required to settle an estate. Oftentimes, the executor is also dealing with grief over the passing of a loved one, and these tasks can become overwhelming," states Lindsay Leonard, founder of Santa Barbara Estate Services. "This can be especially burdensome if the executor is not located in the area and/or has other obligations, such as a job or family to attend to. I started this company to help these people."
Santa Barbara Estate Services will help manage such tasks as notifying institutions or businesses where the deceased had accounts, performing an inventory of the assets of the deceased, liquidating and distributing financial assets to the beneficiaries, selling, distributing, or giving away personal items such as clothes, jewelry, furniture, and various collections, preparing and selling real estate and/or vehicles, and communicating with the beneficiaries and the court system.
Santa Barbara Estate Services can also provide assistance for the immediate needs of the family after the death of a loved one, such as making funeral service arrangements, notifying family and friends of the services, making arrangements with mortuaries and cemeteries, writing and publishing an obituary, making local arrangements for catering and lodging, and more.
"We are focused on helping settle estates primarily located in the greater Santa Barbara area, including Goleta, Montecito, Carpentaria, Ventura, and Oxnard," says Ms Leonard, "However, the executor or trustee can be located anywhere in the world."
For additional information about the services provided by Santa Barbara Estate Services, contact Lindsay Leonard or visit http://www.SantaBarbaraEstateServices.com.