Being the executor of an estate is a matter that should not be taken lightly. The executor of an estate has specific responsibilities and duties under the Texas Estates Code, and it is important that these duties are handled properly. The executor of an estate in Texas is the person or persons named as such in the will of the decedent. If no executor is named in the will, or if all the people named as executor in the will are unable or unwilling to serve, the court will appoint an administrator of the estate. The time to administer an estate in Texas varies greatly depending on a number of factors, such as the size of the estate and the types of assets in the estate. However, regardless of the size of the estate, here a few of the duties an executor will likely have to perform:
The job of an executor can seem like a daunting task, but with the help of a good probate attorney, it is a very manageable process. And remember, as executor, you are generally entitled to reasonable compensation for your services.
See What is Required of an Executor?, Elder Law Answers, 12/20/2012.