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An individual who has been asked to serve as an executor of an estate should be fully aware of the nature and extent of the duties and responsibilities that would be involved in administering the estate.
The following is a brief outline of the primary duties of an executor of an estate:
It should be noted that it is quite common for executors to retain the services of a lawyer for assistance with the probate, administration, and management of an estate.
Although this material has been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. All opinions expressed and data provided herein are subject to change without notice. The information is provided solely for informational and educational purposes and is not intended to provide, and should not be construed as providing individual financial, investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Professional advisors should be consulted prior to acting on the basis of the information contained herein.
Source: United Financial Wealth Planning Reference Guide, “Duties of an Executor”, March 2011.
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