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.

What Expenses are Reimbursable to Executors?

When a person takes on the executor role, it can be daunting. The work to be done can be overwhelming (executor.org can help – sign up for an account for a step-by-step guide through the process). But more than the work, the expenses can seem enormous. From necessary home upkeep, trips to the courthouse and legal fees,…

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

“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.  We offer free custom step-by-step plans to assist people in estate settlement. Since many people die with no will in place, they haven’t legally picked an…

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Online Executor Tools

Top 4 Online Tools for Executors

Four great online executor tools. Serving as an executor of an estate for someone after they die is an important and complex role. The person who named you has trusted you to handle their financial affairs and real estate. Being an executor is typically no small job. As executor, your duties include following the deceased…

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How to Hire an Estate Attorney

If you’ve recently been named as an executor of an estate, you may not yet know you may need to have a team of professionals to help, and that you may need to hire an estate attorney. Because wills and estates vary in complexity, and assets within the estate can add another layer that must…

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How to Perform the Executor Role

A quick Internet search can provide great how-to videos, articles, and tutorials on a variety of topics from crafting to home repairs. But when it comes to one of the most important roles you can have – serving in an executor role – the searchable resources are pretty thin. To address this need, we created…

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Fighting Unfair Fees – New Bill Seeks to End ‘Corporate Greed’

As an executor managing an estate, one responsibility is closing the deceased’s accounts and paying their final bills. When Aileen Gunther, a New York lawmaker, was paying her late mother’s final cable bill last summer she was shocked to see how high the bill was. Further review showed her mother had been charged an early…

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Closing Accounts That Are In The Deceased’s Name – Executor Duties 101

“Closing Accounts That Are In The Deceased’s Name” is part of the Executor Duties 101 series, an occasional series by Executor.org that highlights steps in the process of settling an estate. If you are the executor of an estate, you know you need to close many types of accounts. From turning off cable television service and…

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So What Exactly is an “Executor?”

An executor is a representative of the estate of a deceased person. An executor may be legally responsible for the final administration of the deceased’s estate. By definition, the executor is likely in charge of protecting the assets in the estate–everything from money to a bank account to the contents of a home. An executor…

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Understanding Dementia (Infographic)

Innovative dementia care is crucial for quality of life expectancy, as dementia risk goes up the older you get. Unfortunately most people don’t plan ahead for their needs as they age, which has led to some difficult situations when nearing the end of life. Learn more about why we need better dementia care from this…

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