Being a designated executor of estate is a serious responsibility. Perhaps while still grieving over the loss of the loved one, you will begin a challenging journey to ensure that the affairs and assets of the deceased are executed according to their final wishes.
As painful as it can be to discuss your eventual passing, forethought and proper planning will ensure that your assets pass efficiently to your designated heirs. Making the job of your executor of estate less complicated and avoiding a complex probate process is best assured if you, the testator, leave clear and unambiguous information and instructions.
Your executor of estate has several responsibilities to manage at the time of your death. Besides securing your home, advising relatives and others, and ordering death certificates, the individual is responsible for gathering all documents pertaining to your life including deeds, titles, insurance policies, marriage license, divorce decrees, bank accounts, Social Security, and more.