Being Appointed Executor in a Will
When a person prepares an estate plan, one of the most important decisions will be the appointment of an Executor. The Executor has the responsibility of making certain that all of the provisions of the Will are followed.
If you are named as an Executor of a loved one's Will, it is important to work with an experienced probate attorney who can help you to fulfill your responsibilities.
When you contact David K. Lucas and Associates that is exactly what you will find. We have more than 40 years of experience in helping individuals move property through the probate process. We know this can be an overwhelming time, but we can make sure everything operates as simply and efficiently as possible.
Expectations of the Will Executor
During the probate process, the executor is responsible for managing the Estate in accordance with the instructions in the Will and Pennsylvania law. If mistakes are made the executor can be held personally responsible.
We work with our executors to assist them with:
- Finding, managing and distributing assets of the estate
- Determining if court proceedings are needed
- Calculating the tax liabilitiesFiling the will in probate court
- Drafting letters of administration
- Finalizing the Estate
Out of State Executors
We work with out of state Executors. We have developed a special process at David K. Lucas and Associates to assist out of state executors. If you have been named as an executor for a person who passed away in Pennsylvania, give our office a call. We can help.
Contact Our Experienced Will Administrators
If you are responsible for handling the estate of your deceased loved one, it is important to work with a lawyer who can oversee every detail of the process. We have helped thousands of individuals in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties manage property after the death of a loved one, and we can help make sure the substantive and procedural laws are satisfied.