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Tag Archives: executor

3 Ways to Make the Role of Executor Easier

If you have been named as the executor of your loved one’s estate, you will likely be faced with challenges.  Managing the affairs of a recently deceased loved one can be overwhelming.  Here are a few things you can do to make your job a little easier so you can perform your role as executor […]

Helpful Tips for Estate Executors

It’s certainly an honor and a privilege to be appointed as the Executor of someone’s will, but it is also a big responsibility and can be a lot of work.  Taking on the role of executor means that you will need to be organized, pay attention to detail and most importantly, you must have the […]

Choosing An Executor

For many individuals, preparing the details of an estate plan is a complex and challenging process.  Once decisions have been made and documents drafted, it is time to decide who is best suited to handle the estate administration duties.  This individual, the executor, will have the responsibility of carrying out the provisions set forth in […]

How to Make Things Easier for Your Loved Ones

It is important to make things as easy as possible for your loved ones so they can move forward during the challenging time after your death.

The Role of an Executor

If you have been appointed as the executor (female — executrix) of someone’s will and you choose to accept the appointment, you act as their personal representative in carrying out the instructions set out in the will. You have a fiduciary duty to act honestly and in good faith when administering the estate. Following are […]

Q&A: Probate in Pennsylvania

The term ‘probate’ tends to cause a lot of confusion. The term frequently gets misinterpreted or misconstrued in casual conversation which can make knowing how to approach this aspect of estate planning difficult or even scary.

In order to clear up some of the confusion surrounding probate and probate law, here are some straightforward answers to some of your most common probate questions.

The Importance of Estate Planning

Several posts ago, the two approaches to elder law were introduced: the proactive and the reactive approach. As I mentioned, the proactive is less costly and more time efficient, and avoids potential legal difficulties in the future. This approach includes the preparation of several important legal documents. Recently, I have spent time explaining powers of […]