When it comes to your estate plan, many questions may arise, such as how to distribute what you own between those you love and which type of trust makes the most sense. However, selecting an executor can be particularly tough and it is important to consider your options and find the right person. There are a number of tips you may want to keep in mind as you move forward and it is vital to thoroughly think things through before settling on a decision. That said, our law office fully understands how complex this choice can be.
You will, of course, need to take different things into consideration when going over potential candidates, such as the amount of free time they have, their responsibilities, their ability to handle the fiduciary duties that come with being an executor, and the way in which your decision could affect the whole family. Moreover, you may want to extensively discuss this issue with the person you have in mind and make sure that they are fully prepared to take on these responsibilities. For example, it is helpful to go over the ins and outs of your estate plan and some of the tasks they will be in charge of once you pass away.
By finding the right person to serve as the executor of your estate, you might rest easier knowing that your assets will be in good hands. Our wills and trusts page provides a closer look at different matters related to naming an executor.