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March 24, 2017 by Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.
Typically and as part of your overall Pennsylvania estate plan, you will create a Last Will and Testament in which you will be naming and designating an Executor/Executrix to managing your affairs and oversee the probate process following your death. Obviously, this is an extremely important role and choosing the right person is essential. Likewise, there are some additional steps that you can take to give your Executor a head start in carrying out the probate process.
Serving as the Executor of a loved one's estate is a great honor, but it's also a serious obligation and undertaking. Sometimes, mistakes can be made that will turn the job into a real nightmare.
Here's an article that I came across in Forbes magazine that really does a nice job of laying out why it's so very important to have at least a basic estate plan in place. The article relates one woman's personal story of what she learned about money and estate matters after her father's death. As she tells it, her father was good but complicated man and, unfortunately, he left her with a real mess to deal with when he died.
If you're facing the prospect of having to administer the estate of a recently deceased loved one and have no idea where to begin, here's a nice little video that lays out some of the initial steps you'll need to take.
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If you've recently lost a love one and are feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of having to administer their estate, we're here to help. Being named the Executor of a loved one's estate is a great honor, but it's also a big responsibility.
One of the most common problems we encounter as estate lawyers involve faulty, incomplete or mistaken beneficiary designations. We see over and over again cases where someone has passed away and there surviving spouse or other family members find out to late that they had either never made a beneficiary designation on a particular investment account or insurance policy or that the beneficiary named on same was someone whom had already died or someone from whom they were either estranged, separated or divorced.
Even if you own nothing more than a house and a couple bank accounts, it’s absolutely essential that you keep and maintain a valid Will or Revocable Living Trust document. Otherwise, you will have no control over how your estate will pass after your death and who will be in charge of same.