Author Archives: Kristine Gentry

Estate Planning in 7 Steps – Don’t Wait. Start Now.

estate planning

Estate planning is a necessary part of life. Studies have shown that less than one-third of American adults have a will (according to a study from Caring.com). However, all adults need an estate plan. Unfortunately, this is even more true during our current times with the Covid-19 crises. That means, there are a lot of…

Have You Recently Received an Inheritance? Wondering What to do Next?

Older woman with her heirs

If you have recently received an inheritance, you are probably wondering what to do next. Depending on what you inherited, there may be many questions swirling in your head. Figuring out how to properly manage your inheritance so that you honor your loved one’s wishes and make the right decisions for your future can be…

Responsibilities of an Executor/Personal Representative

Being an Executor is like solving a puzzle

Being an executor of someone’s estate is certainly an honor. After all, it typically means a loved one trusted you with the task of distributing his/her personal possessions to his/her heirs. However, it can also be an overwhelming and difficult time. Most executors are grieving the death of a loved one. In addition, they face…

What is an Executor or a Personal Representative?

An executor (or executrix if the person is a female) is the same thing as a personal representative. According to Wikiepedia, an executor “is a legal term referring to a person named by the maker of a will or nominated by the testator to carry out the instructions of the will.” In some locations, they are referred to…

Have You Been Tasked with Settling an Estate?

Are you a Probate Executor or Personal Representative? If so, you are probably wondering what that means and what you have to do. Don’t worry. Most people who become Estate Executors or Personal Representatives (PR) (which are the official titles for your new role) feel the same way. For instance, you may feel overwhelmed and…

Welcome to all Probate Executors, Personal Representatives, and Heirs

You are in the right place if: You have been tasked with settling someone’s estate. You will soon be faced with handling someone else’s estate. You have received an inheritance. You are soon to receive an inheritance. If you are like most executors/personal representatives I have spoken with, you probably feel overwhelmed and as if…