Dec 09, 2014 - 08:50 AM
I have listed a few books that were helpful to me as I work with clients settling estates. They are a good foundation to have before you meet with an attorney but cannot replace their services. What the books can do is help you get prepared and possibly shorten the time you need to spend with the attorney. An executor should work with the person who has named them to help organize the estate before date of death and make sure they are familiar with the will and all the assets of the estate. Included in the list is a book specific to the laws in a particular state but keep in mind that laws vary by state. You can search for the one appropriate for the state where the person you are executor for resides.
Please Don't Die, But if You Do, What Do I Do Next?: A Practical and Cost Saving Guide for the Estate Executor by Kurt J. Grube and Keith S. Grube
The Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust by Mary Randolph
Your Washington Wills, Trusts, & Estates Explained Simply: Important Information You Need to Know for Washington Residents by Linda Ashar