It is an honor for someone to ask you to be an executor of their will, but it can also be scary. You may have just loved a friend or loved one, and now you’re responsible for closing their estate. Sometimes, just knowing where to start can help. If you’ve been asked to be an executor of a will and are feeling overwhelmed, we have some tips to help you.
Some responsibilities go along with being an executor of a will. You are legally responsible for sorting out the finances and final wishes of the deceased person. You are the person who will make sure to pay the debts and taxes and close all accounts. This includes social media, credit cards, banks, subscriptions and everything else. You will also represent the estate in probate court.
It’s an honor to be trusted with such an important job, but it is a large job.
While this job may feel overwhelming initially, we have some tips to help you get started.
Being an executor of a will is a huge responsibility, but being organized and seeking help from an experienced estate attorney will help you through this legal process.
Working with an attorney who understands the steps to close an estate is essential. We are here to help you through this process and prepare you to handle being an executor of a will. Contact us today at 630-864-5835.
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