Following the death of a loved one, there may be fear and uncertainty about what to expect. However, there are still needs to be attended to on behalf of the deceased.

Specifically, there will need to be an individual appointed to carry out important responsibilities for the decedent’s estate. This role, an executor of a will, is in charge of doing these tasks.

It is important to note that if you are named as executor of a will, you are not legally required to carry out any tasks. Since an executor will be liable for potential mismanagement of an estate, this position may not be suitable for everyone. If desired, you can name another individual as executor of the will (pending court approval).

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