The Executor's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Settling an Estate for Personal Representatives, Administrators, and Beneficiaries
Acting as the executor, representative, or administrator of an estate is a complicated and time-consuming task, not only in an administrative sense ... Show synopsis Acting as the executor, representative, or administrator of an estate is a complicated and time-consuming task, not only in an administrative sense but often in an emotional sense as well. "The Executor's Handbook, Fourth Edition" is a comprehensive guide for readers who need help understanding the basics of the procedures that settle an estate. In practical and straightforward language, it covers all aspects of estate administration, including funeral arrangements, organ donation, administering probate, dealing with the deceased's assets and liabilities, and personal representative's compensation. You will understand not only your responsibilities but the responsibilities of those who will be assisting you. Tables of state income tax rates, intestacy laws, and state-by-state probate requirements are also included, and a glossary, index, and list of recommended works complete this handbook. Being chosen as executor or representative for a loved one is an honorable task, even if it feels overwhelming. Using this book as a guide, you can be assured that you will be prepared to properly perform the necessary duties that have been entrusted to you.