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Letter of Appointment of Executor

A Letter of Appointment of Executor helps prove you have been put in charge of someone's estate after they have passed away. As Executor, you've been given the duty to manage the estate and carry out... Read more

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  • What is a Letter of Appointment of Executor?

    A Letter of Appointment of Executor helps prove you have been put in charge of someone's estate after they have passed away. As Executor, you've been given the duty to manage the estate and carry out the directions of the will; however, a court may require official documentation. A Letter of Appointment of Executor can make everything official so you can focus on the task at hand.


    Use the Letter of Appointment of Executor document if:

    • You've been named executor in someone's will, and they've passed away.
    • You need to manage a deceased person's estate, but want formal approval from a court first.

    Being in charge of someone's estate is a big responsibility. Your Letter of Appointment of Executor helps you avoid some possible complications. Hopefully, you knew that you would be the executor. You might have been told that you were being named executor in someone's will but sometimes it comes as a surprise. Either way, it's now your responsibility to oversee the estate, make sure that the beneficiaries are taken care of, manage the estate sale, and get all of that paperwork organized. You've got a big job ahead of you, getting your Letter of Appointment of Executor lets everyone else know you're the one that will get it done.

    Other names for this document: Letter Appointing Estate Executor

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