After the passing of a loved one, you may have wondered what would happen to his or her remaining possessions. In most cases, individuals are in charge of ensuring that a person's remaining estate properly closes by carrying out necessary tasks. These tasks may come as part of the legal process known as probate, and a named executor or court-appointed personal representative typically has the responsibility of carrying out these tasks.
Though the deceased individual may have named someone other than you as executor or the court appointed a different person, you may still have concerns when it comes to making sure that the estate is handled with care and proper attention. Therefore, you may wonder what actions an executor can lawfully carry out.