The Role of Executors in Georgia
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Understanding the Role of an Executor in Georgia
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After a loved one’s death, all their belongings and remaining assets are included in their probate estate. When a will is left, the deceased’s estate is managed by the person named in the will, known as an executor. An executor’s primary role is to carry out the deceased’s desires and wishes concerning the administration and distribution of their estate assets.
The estate executor of a will in Georgia must:
Be 18 years of age or older, and
Not be judged as incapacitated by the court.
If you have been named an executor in a loved one’s will, our team of probate lawyers can help you understand your duties, the probate process, and any legal issues that may arise along the way.
Perigon Legal Services assists individuals and families through the probate process. Our practice areas include estate planning, wills and trusts, guardianship, and conservatorship. Expect an experienced probate attorney from Perigon to know the current laws and guidelines to ensure compliance and the most favorable results.
Key Responsibilities of an Executor
Administering the Estate
The executor is responsible for tracking down and gathering all of the decedent’s assets. After ensuring that all outstanding debts and taxes are settled, they distribute assets among the beneficiaries. The whole process could take some time.
The executor pays off the decedent’s residual debts using the money from the estate. Executors can and should hire an estate attorney to provide legal guidance and help them navigate the law. They can also get the services of an accountant to help them with the estate’s financial aspects.
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