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Changing the executor of an estate

Changing the executor of an estate

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2019 | Wills And Trusts

You may have numerous challenges in front of you if you are creating or revising an estate plan. For example, you might have a plethora of options to choose from and you could be unsure of what is best for you and those you love. Or, perhaps you are not familiar with how some aspect of the process works and you are worried about taking on additional responsibilities. For example, you may believe that someone you have decided to name as the executor of your estate is no longer capable of carrying out these responsibilities, or you may choose to change the executor for some other reason.

Many people list their spouse as the executor of the estate, and in the event that they file for a divorce, this may require them to identify a new executor. Or, someone may pass away or become incapacitated, rendering them unable to perform this important role. Sometimes, people may simply change their mind because their relationship with the executor has fallen through or they have found someone who they believe is a more suitable candidate for taking on these important responsibilities. We understand that some people may feel overwhelmed by these tasks, and it can certainly be a stressful situation.

Fortunately, by paying close attention to your estate plan and doing all you can to protect your estate, your loved ones may benefit from your commitment in the future. From changing the executor to other key aspects of estate planning, handling these issues promptly and correctly is pivotal.

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