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.

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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Where Do I Even Begin In Settling an Estate?

When grieving a loved one, whether you are the executor of the estate, a beneficiary, or even just a concerned family member or friend, the idea of settling an estate can seem overwhelming. For many, it is their first time to take on the responsibilities of this role – or any complex project of this…

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The Probate Process

The probate court process has been around for hundreds of years. While the details vary from generation to generation and location to location, the general principles are the same. In anticipation of eventual death, someone writes a will which governs the distribution of property they own at death. Or, a person dies without a will…

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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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Conducting a Green Funeral

As concerns about the environment continue to grow, some people now opt for what is known as a green funeral. In short, green funerals seek to have as little impact on the environment as possible. Those who desire green funerals can make arrangements with funeral homes in advance and some funeral homes even have the…

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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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Managing Online Accounts — Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Apple

These days, when someone passes away they likely have numerous online accounts, including those for email or social media. As executor you or the deceased’s loved ones might want to access these to get copies of emails, photographs, and more. Each company has varying rules about privacy, but some will work to help you get…

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Advice for Executors Selling Real Property

What you need to know when listing real property as an executor of an estate Check with a reputable Real Estate Agent in your area. Experience is key when selecting an agent for an estate property. You need someone who has been around long enough to help you navigate the transaction and make recommendations for…

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