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We strive to make the process of estate planning and estate administration as simple and straightforward as possible. At American Wills and Estates we speak to our clients in plain English, and we are sensitive to the fact that many of our clients are still grieving the loss of a loved one. Our number one goal is to put our clients at ease and to reassure them with competency and compassion in their times of need.

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So you’ve been named as the Executor under a loved one’s Will, now what?  At first being appointed to serve in this role may seem like an honor, but you’ll find out soon enough that it can also be an awful lot of work.

What do I do first?  What are my responsibilities? How do I take control of and secure my loved one’s assets?  What obligation do I have to creditors... Read More


So You’ve Been Named Executor: What Now?

February 16, 2019

By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.

Being named as the Executor of your loved one’s estate is certainly an honor, but it’s also a whole lot of work.  It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the whole process, but here simple things to keep in mind to keep you on the right track.

Organize and Set Aside Space for all of the Estate Documents

The... Read More

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Family Settlement Agreements and Asset Distribution

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Helpful Guidelines for Executors and Trustees

Being named by a loved one as an Executor or Trustee of their estate is a great honor, but it can also be a daunting responsibility.  Here's a great article that I came across that was put out by the American Bar Association that does a really nice job of explaining not only the different terminology that you're likely to encounter when serving as an Executor or Trustee,... Read More

Recently Experienced a Death in the Family? Here are Ten Things You Need to Know

A Deceased Person’s Power of Attorney is No Longer Valid

People often confuse the fact that, if they were the deceased person’s agent under a Durable Power of Attorney while he or she was still alive, they can then use that same authority to go forward with the administration of the individual’s estate. But beware, that document becomes null and void after a person’s death... Read More

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