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.

Validating a Will

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

“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 duties of an executor after a person dies is determining if they had a will and if so, is…

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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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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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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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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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