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Common reasons why executors of wills end up with legal problems

Maryland executors have a single obligation to responsibly manage a decedent's estate. It's the personal representative's responsibility to pay off any creditors, to preserve the value of the estate's assets, to file the decedent's final tax return and to distribute any remaining property to the rightful heirs. While many executors successfully carry out their role, there are plenty of others that end up in legal or financial hot water for not doing so.

Where should you look for a Maryland testator's hidden assets?

For many, it's an honor for your friend to appoint you as the executor of their estate. Knowing what to do in your role likely doesn't come naturally though. You'll need to inventory of all their assets soon after you file the testator's will with your local county probate court in Maryland. There are some tips that you can follow to identify all of a testator's assets.

Details about probate that every Maryland executor should know

When someone passes away, it's the obligation of the executor, or the personal representative as it's known in Maryland, to settle the testator's estate in probate court. There are certain key pieces of information that every Maryland personal representative should know.

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