I am sorry that your mother has passed away. I am assuming from your question that your mother established a revocable living trust during her lifetime and the trust has become irrevocable on her death. (The other possibility is that your mother established an irrevocable trust while she was alive.) You are correct that there are a number of steps that need to be completed -- this process is referred to as a "trust administration." Similar to a probate, the trust administration entails...