A person you appoint now to carry out your wishes and fulfill certain legal requirements in your will.
The general duties of an executor are to administer your estate in accordance with your wishes, as set forth in your will. The specific duties of an executor may include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) admitting your Will to probate; (2) locating the assets of your estate; (3) paying any bills of your estate; (4) locating the beneficiaries of your estate; (5) managing the assets of your estate until they are finally distributed; (6) distributing your assets pursuant to the terms of your will; and (7) filing your final income tax return; (8) any other administrative, accounting or legal issues that arise during the administration of your estate.
Your choice of an executor should be a person who is honest and organized, who can communicate well with your family, and who will work hard to administer the affairs of your estate efficiently and accurately.
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