What You Should Do Immediately after Your Appointment as Executor of an Estate
Benefits of Setting Up a Trust
Estate Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet

10 Common Pitfalls for Estate and Trust Administrators to Avoid

Don't create a feeding frenzy when splitting personal property.

Nothing alienates family members like weddings and funerals, and nowhere is this more apparent than when you’re dividing up the decedent’s personal property among his or her heirs. If the decedent failed to leave instructions regarding who was to receive what property, your job as executor is to keep the situation under control.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share


Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
Factoring Insurance into Your Estate Plan
How to Identify the People Associated with a Trust
How to Obtain Beneficiary Assent when Preparing Accounts for Allowance
How to Locate a Decedent's Assets in Safes and Computer Files
Don’t Take Unsanctioned Shortcuts for an Estate or Trust