Many estates go through probate after a loved one passes away. If the decedent created an estate plan, he or she likely appointed someone to take on the role of executor of the estate. This person will have the responsibility of settling the final affairs and closing the estate.
If your loved one appointed you to this position, you need to understand the role you will take on. A number of facets exist when it comes to acting as executor, and unfortunately, even a seemingly minor error on your part could cause significant consequences that could negatively impact the probate proceedings.