The Role Of An Executor Of An Estate
When a person is named the executor or administrator of an estate, he or she is typically uncertain about his or her duties. Essentially, the duty of an executor is to gather assets, satisfy debts, file estate tax returns and pay any taxes that may be due, and duly account to the beneficiaries of the estate in carrying out the wishes of their deceased loved one. They also have to take great care to see that they fulfill their duties within the guidelines of the law. At the law firm of Morris, Downing & Sherred, we have more than 100 years of experience helping estate executors and other fiduciaries. We can put our experience to work for you.
Executor Responsibilities And Guidelines
The first set of guidelines that must be adhered to in the administration of an estate are found in the actual terms of the will. We know how to carefully read wills, gather all of the assets, seek out property appraisals, negotiate obligations, and more.
The second set of guidelines, of course, is the prevailing law. Our firm is intimately familiar with the various state and federal laws that govern estate administration. An executor who retains us to provide legal assistance may be confident that every step we take will be within the confines of the law and faithful to the terms of the will that your loved one has executed.
We believe in listening to our clients. We believe in being there for you when you need us. Through every step of the estate administration and probate process, we will make certain that you are involved. You will know the steps to be taken and why these steps must be taken. With our expert advice, you will be able to make important and appropriate choices along the way. We are here to guide you through this process.
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Contact Morris, Downing & Sherred
Contact us online or call our Newton, New Jersey, offices at 973-383-2700 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about executor assistance.
We are available to provide executor assistance to clients throughout Sussex, Warren, Morris, Bergen and Passaic counties, as well as the entire northern New Jersey region.