Section 4

DUTIES OF THE EXECUTOR AND ADMINISTRATOR

A. Locating and Collecting Assets
B. Managing The Assets During The Estate Settlement Process
C. Filing Tax Returns and Paying Taxes
D. Closure Of The Estate Process
E. Litigation

The Executor and the Administrator perform essentially similar functions. These duties (many of which are performed with the assistance and guidance from the estate's attorney) include these:

A. Locating and Collecting Assets:

B. Managing The Assets During The Estate Settlement Process:

C. Filing Tax Returns and Paying Taxes:

D. Closure Of The Estate Process:

E. Litigation:

In some circumstances, it is appropriate for the Executor or Administrator to initiate litigation on behalf of the estate. Here are some common examples:

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