How to: 

Apply to become the Executor or Administrator of a Person's Estate

If you've recently lost a loved one - whether friend or family - it might fall to you to become the executor or the administrator of their estate. This thankless task is not only emotionally draining, it is exacting in its detail with strict deadlines, forms, and the wrong move can have far reaching legal implications, which could make you, as the executor or administrator, personally liable for any missteps that you take.

  • How long must you wait before you can apply for probate to the local court office for the letters of administration
  • What do you have to do if more than one person is named as an executor or an administrator
  • What's the difference between an executor and an administrator anyway?
  • What three documents do you need before you can even go to the local court office and apply

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