Have you been tasked with managing and handling a deceased loved one’s estate? This individual is called an executor, and is responsible for managing the deceased individual’s assets and properties, and for making sure that the estate is executed properly according to procedure. Being an executor is a big responsibility that involves many steps.
What is an executor expected to do during estate administration?
- Create an inventory of the deceased person’s assets
- File the will (if applicable) in the appropriate Surrogate’s court so that the will may be admitted to probate
- Resolve debt, bills, taxes, and paying creditors
- Notify banks and government agencies of the death
- Distribute the deceased’s assets to beneficiaries
The executor does not necessarily have to be a financial or legal expert, although some individuals do end up hiring these experts to assist with estate administration. Because estate administration is a complex task that can be time-consuming, you may feel more comfortable getting the assistance of an attorney rather than administering the estate by yourself.
At Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC, we will guide executors through the estate administration process. Estate administration is often an incredibly tedious task that not everyone is equipped to do or ready to take on. Whether it is your first time acting as an executor or you are simply too overwhelmed to properly execute this task, our team at Esther Schwartz Zelmanovitz, PLLC is able to help.
Feel free to reach out to us with the details of your estate administration case and we will let you know if and how we can help. From there, we will get in touch with you to schedule a more thorough case consultation. We look forward to serving you with our personalized and attentive legal counsel.
Contact our office at (516) 487-5400 or reach us using our online case consultation form.