Serving as an Executor

The job of the executor of a will is to take care of the legal, financial, and organizational aspects of distributing someone’s estate after their death. Some people are asked to be executors beforehand, while others are surprised to find themselves in the position of executor upon a loved one’s death. Executors must make sure that a range of issues are taken care of regarding the will, and must have the time and energy necessary to devote to the process. Deciding to accept the responsibility of executor requires careful consideration and preparation.

If you have been named as executor of a will, having the help and guidance of a good estate planning lawyer can make the process infinitely easier to understand and take care of. The Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. are experienced in the complicated legal world of wills and trusts and can help you deal with the legal aspects of distributing a will. Contact us today at 281-362-2865.

Things to Consider Before Accepting a Request to be the Executor

Being the executor of a will is no small task, and the time it could take to settle all matters could be anywhere from six months to a year. Before choosing to accept a request to be the executor of a will, some important things to consider include:

  • A good executor has organizational skills along with honesty and courtesy
  • Being a “people person” and having good relationships with the beneficiaries is important
  • An executor must have the time to devote to the process
  • Consider the complexity of the will as well as the complexity of your state’s estate laws before accepting

In the end, whether or not you are up to the task depends on being honest with yourself about your level of commitment.

Contact Us

If you’ve been named as an executor or are considering accepting a request to be an executor, the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. can help you sort through your options. If you choose to become an executor, we can help you understand the process and guide you through it as smoothly as possible. Contact us today at 281-362-2865.

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