What issues do people face when they are named the executor and executrix in a Last Will and Testament? The executor/executrix’s duty is to make sure the assets that are still owned by the deceased individual are properly transferred to the named heirs or beneficiaries.
Some of the most common mistakes made by the executor/executrix result from poor organization and lack of guidance on how to efficiently process the probate estate. Good organization includes making sure mail is received, sorting through bills, knowing what the remaining assets are, and filing the appropriate forms. Often, an attorney is hired to help with this organization and make sure the proper forms are used. Additionally, an attorney can help ensure that assets are not forgotten and that the appropriate tax actions are dealt with by professionals.
If you or someone you know would like to know more about the probate process and would like to discuss representation, please call the attorneys at The Law Office of Malyuk McDaniel Kasper LLC, 330.929.9700.