What Does the Executor of a Will Do?

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Losing a loved one is unquestionably difficult. But finding out that you’ve been named in their will as the executor of their estate can add another layer of complexity to the situation. It’s not a duty to take lightly; the executor of an estate, sometimes called an administrator or personal representative, has an important job to do and a multitude of legal requirements to follow. But the decision to serve as an executor can ultimately give you peace of mind knowing that you helped see the deceased’s wishes through in the way they wanted.

Anyone appointed to be the executor of a will has a variety of important responsibilities to uphold. Understanding the basic process of probate and the duties of an executor can help you better prepare to serve in the role.