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How do you pick someone to manage your estate?

On Behalf of | Mar 4, 2020 | Probate |

When North Carolina residents begin to work on their will, they have many crucial decisions to make. One is deciding on an executor for your estate. This person will manage your affairs after you pass on. It is, therefore, one of the most important decisions you will make.

Executors must be compatible with you in terms of how you think. One way to tell if someone is a good pick is to see how they answer important questions. This can include things like moral or political questions in addition to questions specific to your estate. They should be able to pick the same options you would pick for yourself without consulting you first. This proves you are on the same so-called mental wavelength. It helps guarantee that they would make the decisions you would make yourself if you could.

Next, the individual needs to have an organized business side. They will manage your entire estate. This is a lot of complex work. Not only that, but it will take up a lot of their time and attention. They should have enough free time to dedicate to this process. They should also have the willpower and focus needed to work through years of managing an estate. It helps for these people to be good communicators and listeners as well. They will be dealing with the rest of your loved ones, after all.

Do you want to read more about handling matters of estate administration? You can follow the link here if so. It will take you to our web page on probate and related matters. Learn more about writing and upholding wills, picking executors and more.