If you have been entrusted with the duties of an Executor. You may now already understand that it is a long and tedious process. One of the key jobs of an Executor is to ensure that the Will is valid, or in other words, the Executor must probate the Will. This requires many different affidavits that must be prepared and filed correctly with the Court before the Will can be validated.
Aside from the duty to probate the Will, an Executor may have to make funeral arrangements, make a list of the deceased liabilities and assets, file tax returns and safeguard assets. This requires, at minimum, attending to the payment of the Deceased’s debts. Matters can become further complicated if the Will is challenged by someone close to the Deceased.
You may be well organized and able to handle the duties of an Executor, but hiring a lawyer will make your task considerably easier and decrease the chances of a mistake being made.
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