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.

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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Being an Executor in a Pandemic

How can you complete, let alone begin, all of your executor duties during a pandemic? Research and patience are key to not letting important executor responsibilities slip through the cracks.

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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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when the will is challenged

What to Do If Someone Challenges the Deceased’s Will

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

“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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