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Abraham Lincoln

How do you apply for executor of an estate after last surviving parent passes away?

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March 01, 2008 11:12PM

You need to open an estate with the probate court. You can usually get a packet of the required forms at the courthouse. One of them will be a form asking to be appointed as the executor. The court will then accept the form and issue a Letter of Authorization which gives you the power to do the work necessary.

The executor of a will is the person responsible for making sure the wishes of the testator are carried out. They are responsible for paying off the debts and distributing the assets. They also have to pay taxes and file the appropriate reports with the probate court.