What Is An Executor In A Will?

July 13, 2010

An executor is a person appointed by a court to administer the estate of a person that has died leaving a will that nominates that person.  As an executor of an estate, you should secure the house as best as possible, collect all assets, claims, debts due, personal property and other items of the estate and hold them for delivery to the beneficiaries listed in the will until the estate is closed.  If you have been appointed as an executor in a will of a person that has recently died, you will want to take the original will to a probate attorney.  A probate attorney will assist you through the process of probating the will.