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Being named as the Executor/Executrix of a loved one's estate is an honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility. Here's an article that I recently came across that does a nice job of setting forth some of the many responsibilities of the personal representative of an estate.
So you’ve been appointed to handle the administration of a loved one’s estate. What now? This is a very serious role that you’re about to enter into. Rule number one, don’t take your responsibilities lightly. As the personal representative of the estate, you will have a fiduciary obligation to the heirs, beneficiaries and potential creditors of the estate. If you make mistakes, you could be held personally liable for them.
In our law practice we often meet with senior citizens who have procrastinated and put off for years having an estate plan prepared. Unfortunately, the older the clients are the more emotionally charged this whole estate planning process often becomes. After all, the thought of our own mortality only becomes all the more heightened the older we get.
Have you recently found yourself tasked with having to handle the probate estate administration of a loved one's estate? Not sure how to proceed or where to turn for trusted legal advice? The law firm of American Wills & Estates has been assisting clients throughout Western Pennsylvania through the often emotional and stressful probate process for over 25 years.
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.
Losing a loved one is never easy. Yet, despite the emotional loss and great sadness, there are many things that still need to happen and get done. Here's an article that I came across in USA Today that lists five (5) important things that need to happen shortly after someone's death. Take a read and I hope you find the article helpful.
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.
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.