How to Be a Good Executor
If you have agreed to serve as an executor... know the task you face: closing accounts, inventorying assets and distributing bequests. Even when it's a relatively simple situation —one spouse dies and leaves everything to the other— the paperwork is daunting. But when it gets more complicated, like if a widow dies and there are lots of children and assets, there's more. Much more. Follow these steps to ensure that, when the time comes for you to serve, you honor the deceased, serve his or her heirs, and do your job as efficiently as possible.