Getting Ready to Be an Executor

If you're going to serve as an executor, a little planning can make the process easier.

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Serving as an executor is an honor, but it's also a big responsibility. You'll probably spend months, and maybe longer, wrapping up the estate. Should you take on the job? Here are some things to think about--and suggestions for what you can do now to make the job easier when the time comes.
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The Executor's Guide

The Executor's Guide

Settle an estate or trust with this all-in-one guide for executors. The Executor's Guide will help you make progress one step at a time through the unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology.


The Trustee's Legal Companion

The Trustee's Legal Companion

Learn the ins and outs of being a trustee with this guide for every trust administrator. The Trustee’s Legal Companion shows you exactly how to proceed within the terms of the trust and your state's law.


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