Monthly Archives: January 2023
How To Negotiate With Estate Creditors
Unfortunately, when people die, their debts are not forgiven. After a person dies and leaves behind debts, those debts must be paid. Usually, when a person dies, any unpaid debt they leave behind is paid with the money left in the estate. If you were recently appointed as the personal representative of an estate,… Read More »
Signs A Personal Representative Is Not Doing Their Job
After someone dies in California, their estate should be handled by a personal representative. A personal representative’s name can be found in a decedent’s Will. When a personal representative is named in a Will, they are referred to as an executor. Suppose there is no Will, or the Will does not name an executor…. Read More »
Can Beneficiaries Override An Executor?
After someone dies, the person named in the Will as executor is responsible for administering the decedent’s estate. The duties of an executor include, among many others, identifying and collecting estate assets, safeguarding the assets, paying debts, filing appropriate tax returns, and distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the Will. Over the course… Read More »