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A person who handles the administration of a deceased person's estate is called an "executor". If you have been named as the executor under a person's will, you have certain rights and duties concerning the administration of the estate, called "fiduciary duties." These may include initiating the probate process, obtaining death certificates, filing the necessary paperwork in probate court, identifying members of the decedents immediately family, and so on. This section provides information and resources on the executor's role, how to choose the right executor, and explanations of what they do. Please select from the list of titles below to learn more.
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