One often-overlooked aspect of estate planning is how to distribute unusual or unique assets. What happens when your estate includes family heirlooms, china, jewelry, or family vacation homes? A little forethought can make the difference between leaving your executor with a nightmare and leaving grateful heirs with a treasured legacy.
Mike has nearly 30 years' experience as a private attorney and senior wealth transfer advisor concentrating in complex estate and business succession planning matters; estate, gift and generation skipping taxation; and advising clients regarding administration of highly taxable estates and trusts.
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Being an executor is a difficult and time-consuming task, which is why it's important to make the process as easy as possible for the loved ones you leave behind. Preparing in advance not only helps you ensure the best outcome, but it also helps your executor feel confident that they’re acting in accordance with your wishes.
Serving as the executor of a loved one’s estate comes with responsibilities that can seem overwhelming - from understanding the legal obligations to managing assets and distributing the estate. It is important for you to know what is expected of an executor or trustee and how you can help provide for smooth administration in the future.