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Estate Executors in El Dorado Hills

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At the Law Office of Paul R. Kraft, I have handled hundreds of wills, trusts, and probate cases. My experience can especially benefit those either named as executors, or individuals looking for guidance as to who to name as executor of their estate. Request a free consultation regarding executors by contacting my El Dorado Hills estate planning firm at (888) 487-3361.

How Do I Choose Someone as an Executor?

An executor is responsible for making sure the estate is divided according to the terms of the will. This is a legal obligation that goes into effect upon your passing. Your executor manages your remaining debt, division of all property and assets, and walks through probate with your estate. For this reason, select an individual who is both responsible and trustworthy. Your executor should be familiar with your wishes and be able to competently handle the process.

Parents sometimes choose a trustworthy child to be the executor of their estate. Sometimes a close sibling is selected, or an intimate family friend. Regardless of whom you choose, make sure you can place your faith in their ability to faithfully respect and adhere to your wishes.

What am I Expected to do as Executor of My Parent's Estate?

Being chosen as an executor is a legally binding role. In the wake of your parent's passing, you will be asked to handle many financial decisions, oversee significant property divisions, and settle any outstanding debts. As your El Dorado Hills probate attorney, my job is to lessen this burden for you by making sure paperwork is in order, any necessary decisions are wisely made, and your obligations are met within the required time frame.

You will be required to:

  • File the will with probate court
  • Close all financial accounts and formally affirm your parent's death
  • Inventory assets
  • Choose proper probate process
  • Pay taxes
  • Distribute your parent's assets according to the terms of the will, if there is one

You are not alone. Let me guide you through this potentially daunting task. Consult with an experienced probate attorney today by calling the Law Office of Paul R. Kraft, an El Dorado Hills' trusted estate planning attorney at (888) 487-3361.

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