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Estate administration: How to know if one is up to the task

Some people are born to greatness; others have greatness thrust upon them, a famous saying has it. In a sense, the same is true for estate executors. Most executors know well in advance that they have been chosen for the job, while others may not find out until the testator's wishes are revealed after his or her passing. Estate administration in British Columbia can be a major undertaking, and anyone chosen to be the executor may be forgiven for taking a moment to consider whether he or she wishes to accept the responsibility.

In some cases, probate may not be necessary in British Columbia

An appointment as executor of an estate means a difficult process is about to begin, likely during a time of great emotional stress. Going through the stages of probate and estate administration in British Columbia can be a complex task even for a professional. The good news is, there are circumstances under which probate may be minimized, or bypassed altogether.

Preparing the executor for estate administration

Very few executors are surprised to find out they were named to the position, having typically been informed during the estate planning stages. Given the prior knowledge of the eventual responsibility, it might not be a bad idea for the executor to prepare for the process of estate administration in British Columbia ahead of time. Here are some tips for the executor to aid with his or her preparation.

Funeral costs are often the first matter of estate administration

There are many responsibilities suddenly heaped upon the executor after a person dies. The order in which these responsibilities need to be handled is not always readily apparent. However, one of the very first tasks of estate administration In British Columbia is arranging the funeral.

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