Probating a Will

What Are The Duties of An Executor?

by Rania Combs

When a person dies and probate is necessary, a court will appoint a personal representative, called an executor or administrator, to oversee the winding up of the decedent’s affairs.

The duties of the personal representative are:

  1. to inventory and collect the decedent’s assets;
  2. to manage the assets during administration;
  3. to receive and pay the claims of creditors and tax collectors; and
  4. to distribute the remaining assets to the decedent’s beneficiaries.

The personal Representatives responsibilities are finite, ending when the the estate is settled and the assets in the estate are distributed to the decedent’s beneficiaries.

About Rania

Rania graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston and is the founder of Rania Combs Law, PLLC. She has been licensed to practice law since 1994 and enjoys helping clients in Texas and North Carolina create estate plans that give them peace of mind.

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