How to Perform the Duties of Executor of an Estate

If you have been named executor in a will, you have quite a bit of work ahead of you. Here is how probate works, plus tips to get the job done right.

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Administering to a deceased person’s estate requires a lot of thankless work. Most people only act as an executor once or twice in their life — you might only probate your surviving parent’s will and possibly your spouse’s will, if you survive him/her — so it’s not a process you do often enough to practice at it.

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Daniel A. Timins, Esq., CFP®
Owner, Law Offices of Daniel Timins

Daniel A. Timins is an estate planning and elder law attorney, as well as a Certified Financial Planner®. He specializes in Estate Planning, Surrogate’s Court proceedings, Real Estate Law, Commercial Law and Medicaid Planning. He is a graduate of Pace Law School.