Executor Duties 101

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 is the most important duty of an executor?

What is the most important duty of an executor? Look to the duty the executor owes to the beneficiaries, to the will writer and to the law.

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I’m Worried About the Estate Attorney

Estate attorneys are usually great, but turn to the state bar association if you worry about potential violation of professional duties.

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The Insolvent Estate

You’ve done a great job as executor thus far.  You understand your primary duties, and you’ve been working on your executor duties, even completing items in your Executor.org custom plan.  But as you are looking at the estate assets compared with the estate debts, you begin to realize that there are more debts than the…

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Who Are You Sharing Your Executor Record-Keeping With?

Serving in the executor role means that you are keeping a lot of records.  Whether it’s tracking your executor expenses, tracking the hours you are working on the executor duties, or tracking estate expenses, you probably have a robust set of spreadsheets, ledgers, and lists. It’s an important part of your executor responsibilities.  But who…

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Is the Executor in Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

What do you do if you are concerned that the executor of a relative’s estate might not be acting in good faith; that she might not be honest in her communication or may be acting unfairly in some way? What can be done to ensure the executor duties are being fulfilled correctly?

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Why is GoodTrust important for Executor.org users?

The reasons for Executor.org users to get started with their digital legacy cut across both the pragmatic and the emotional, whether it’s about memorializing or shutting down accounts or preserving and sharing all the associated stories and memories. The issue of digital legacy is not just about who, what, and where, but also about how…

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Help! I Can’t Find An Item Mentioned In The Will

As an executor, what do you do when you can’t find an item listed as a bequest in a will? What does this mean if you are the beneficiary of the missing item? Let us help answer your questions as you navigate the executor responsibilities.

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After the Funeral

You’re an executor. You know you have executor responsibilities that begin immediately after the funeral, but where do you start? Here’s what to do in your executor role directly after the funeral.

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Manage Executor Duties with Dream Team

When you are dreaming of completing your executor responsibilities as efficiently and effectively as you can, getting the right team working together with you is going to make that dream a reality.

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