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What types of executor actions may warrant you suing them?

When someone first meets with their estate planning attorney to discuss drafting a will, one of the first things the lawyer asks their client is to identify someone that they can trust to serve as their executor. Estate planning attorneys often encourage their clients to be honest about the responsibilities that they'll be expected to take on as an executor. There's a good reason that attorneys ask their clients to do this. An executor may expose themselves to legal liability if they don't do what they're supposed to.

Can't find the heir of an estate? Get help

When you're the trustee of someone's estate, you have to take reasonable steps to identify and locate that person's heirs. In today's world of highly mobile people, that's not always easy -- but not doing so can create massive headaches. An inadequate search can even leave you exposed to legal liabilities down the line if the heir suddenly resurfaces after an estate has been settled.

Trust protectors can work with special assets in probate

Wills and trusts can be complicated legal matters, and they often come out of complicated emotional thinking related to the legacy that someone wants to leave behind when they die. The issues can be more intricate when people are leaving large assets of various types to inheritors, and smart estate planners make sure their interests are protected.

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