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Estate Administration Basics

When a person dies, everything that person owned becomes his or her estate. Estate administration refers to the process of collecting and managing the assets of the estate, paying off debts and taxes, and administering any remaining assets to intended beneficiaries who stand to inherit under the decedent's will, or if no will, through the laws of intestacy in the state. This section provides basic information on the steps involved in administering an estate, including an estate administration overview, a look at how debts are treated after death, a guide to the executor’s responsibilities, and more. Choose from the list of titles below to get started.
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