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.

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You’ve been an executor, so don’t let all that knowledge of the executor duties go to waste! Take some time after serving in the executor role to plan your own estate.

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A Letter to Your Executor

I’ve heard stories of people writing letters before they die which are not to be opened until death.  Sometimes the letters express love and sometimes they give advice from a life well-lived.  Other times they share bad news–like someone is being excluded in a will or that an estate is worth far less than beneficiaries…

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Executor

When I took on the executor role, I didn’t really know a lot about what the executor duties were.  I thought it would be simple–just follow the will and hand out the assets according to those instructions. But the will did not say where every possession should go and there were the instructions of the…

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Death and Crypto

Have you considered how cryptocurrencies pass to beneficiaries after you die? Make plans so your executor can distribute these digital assets now!

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Without Sharing, Critical Documents Could Be Lost

With National Estate Planning Awareness Week upon us, this is a great time to organize your offline and online materials. These days we all have critical documents that are still often in analog form including our driver’s license, passport, health insurance cards, car and life insurance, will and testament, and that all-important vaccine card among…

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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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The Beneficiary Doesn’t Want the Bequest. Now What?

What do you do, as executor, when the recipient doesn’t want the bequest they receive in a will? We’ve outlined what your executor duties require when a beneficiary does not want a bequest.

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