Executor Insights

Get important insights on the executor role from the articles below. The articles featured on this blog are a complement to the executor plan you’ll get here on Executor.org when you sign up.

10 Important Questions To Consider When Choosing Your Executor

September 29, 2016

                                       This article by Executor.org originally was published on Everplans.com. The person you name in your will as executor is responsible for many things, including closing your accounts, making sure your beneficiaries receive any inheritances granted to them,…

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when the will is challenged

What to Do If Someone Challenges the Deceased’s Will

August 12, 2016

As executor, you will submit the deceased’s “Last Will and Testament” to the probate court. Typically, the will is accepted without challenge and you can check this step of the process off your list of executor duties. But what happens if someone challenges the will, arguing it is not valid because the deceased was not…

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hiring a realtor

Five Tips for Hiring a Realtor

July 26, 2016

“Five Tips for Hiring a Realtor” is part of Executor Duties 101, a series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate.   As an executor you will likely have to oversee the sale of the deceased’s home or property. While you might consider selling the home yourself in hopes of…

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Becoming an Executor of an Estate When There’s No Will – Executor Duties 101

July 12, 2016

“Becoming an Executor of an Estate When There’s No Will” is part of Executor Duties 101, a series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate.   Since many people die with no will in place, they haven’t legally picked an executor to handle their final affairs, which can include closing…

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Seven Steps to Writing a Eulogy Speech – Executor Duties 101

June 22, 2016

“Seven Steps to Writing a Eulogy Speech” is part of Executor Duties 101, a series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate. When someone dies, it is natural to reflect on their life and the role they played in yours. If you are named as an executor, you likely had…

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Inheritance Taxes

Who Pays Inheritance Taxes? – Executor Duties 101

June 13, 2016

“Who Pays Inheritance Taxes?” is part of the Executor Duties 101 series, an occasional series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate.   When we die, the assets we leave to beneficiaries can be subject to inheritance taxes, which are also often referred to as death taxes. Since it can…

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Probate

What is Probate? – Executor Duties 101

June 5, 2016

“What is Probate?” is part of the Executor Duties 101 series, an occasional series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate. As new executors, many people ask the basic question, “What is probate?” The entire process can be a bit of a mystery to new executors, so we’ve attempted to…

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Aging Parents

What Your Aging Parents Aren’t Telling You — I’m Having Trouble Living Independently

May 29, 2016

“What Your Aging Parents Aren’t Telling You” by Executor.org also appeared in the Huffington Post. Just like our parents worried about us getting sick or hurt, there comes a time when we as adult children start to worry about the health of our parents. Perhaps we notice changes in their energy, memory or coordination. Maybe we…

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Validating a Will

How to Tell if a Will is Legal and Valid – Executor Duties 101

May 16, 2016

“How to Tell if a Will is Legal and Valid” is part of the Executor Duties 101 series, an occasional series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate. One of the first steps for an executor after a person dies is determining if they had a will and if so, is…

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