In The News

Back To News
How to Pick an Executor (Personal Representative) for Your Estate

How to Pick an Executor (Personal Representative) for Your Estate

April 19, 2024

Choosing the person to handle the administration of your estate on your death is an important decision.  Your personal representative (also referred to as Executor) may be responsible for  paying your bills out of estate assets, working with banks to transfer money to beneficiaries if you failed to name a beneficiary or transfer these assets to your trust, selling your home, and filing a final tax return. It’s essential to appoint a person who understands the responsibility. If you don’t have a family member or close friend to appoint, you can also choose a corporate entity to fill that role. There are also similar considerations when naming a successor trustee of your trust.  You can read more about choosing a personal representative and successor trustee in the article, “How to Pick an Executor for Your Estate” in AARP’s Senior Planet, where author Rodney Brooks discusses this important topic with MGD Law’s Jennifer Belmont Jennings. Click here to read the article.

This material is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Receipt and use of this information, by itself, does not create an attorney client relationship. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.

As a convenience, this website provides links to various third-party websites. Such linked websites are not under the control of the Firm, and the Firm assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the contents of such websites.

  • Share Article:
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

COVID-19 Pandemic

MGD Law is open, operating, and committed to providing legal services to our clients with careful attention to CDC Guidance.

MGD Law Frim

MGD Law Frim