When you die leaving behind a will, your executor is the person you choose as the representative of your estate for purposes of probate. Depending on the size and complexity of your estate, your Executor’s job might be relatively simple, or it might get quite complicated.
Here’s an overview of the basic duties of an executor:
If your estate involves a large number of assets, a will contest, or other complications, your executor’s duties could be more difficult and involved. Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, your executor would likely be well-advised to hire an attorney to assist with the Probate process – especially if this is his or her first time serving as executor. The requirements of state law and the procedural requirements of the Probate Court can be tough to navigate without help.
We at the Mendel Law Firm , can help you uncover your options and choose the strategy that is best for you.