If you are named as an executor – also known as a personal representative – of a Will, you have quite a responsibility. From dealing with the probate process to distributing assets to beneficiaries, the task can be overwhelming. To help give you some guidance, we put together a checklist of how to carry out your responsibilities as a personal representative of a Will.
What is the Personal Representative / Executor of a Will?
What Does a Personal Representative of a Will do?
The main duty of the personal representative is to carry out the decedent’s wishes as outlined in the document while following state laws. The personal representative manages the estate, disperses assets, and settles all debts.
Here is a step-by-step checklist of how to be an executor of a Will:
The Personal Representative's Obligation
A personal representative is not only quite an obligation, but an honor, to represent a deceased person and their estate, and to make sure their last wishes are carried out.