Naming an executor for your will

Part of creating a plan for your estate and your future will require you to work with individuals you know and trust who will help oversee that your plan is executed the way you intend for it to be. While you can do a lot to clarify how you want your assets distributed, it is imperative that you inform at least someone who can make your vision a reality. At Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., we have helped many people in Michigan to create, modify and finalize their estate plans. 

An executor has the primary responsibility of making sure that your will is executed the way you have designated previously. As such, it is crucial that you delegate this responsibility to someone you trust and who has your best interests as their priority. 

According to Forbes Magazine, some of the characteristics of someone who would make a good executor include a person that is good at paying attention to details. The person you choose should also be old enough to handle their duties with maturity and confidence, as well as understand how to work with financial professionals which are going to be critical when it comes time to execute your will. Additionally, the people you are considering should live close enough to you to make their presence realistic when the time comes for them to execute your will. Ultimately, your choice of an executor will need to be approved by a court. 

When you understand the importance of choosing the right person to execute your will, you may be able to feel more confident making your selection in the end. For more information about planning your estate, visit our web page. 

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