As a succession representative, your estate holder has placed you in a position of great trust and responsibility. The role of a succession representative is not an easy one, and the duties of the role can easily sideline you.
A succession representative, or an executor, is primarily responsible for the probate and distribution of all the assets of an estate. Carrying out this responsibility can be a lot, especially immediately following the death of a family member of close friend. This article is meant to give you an overview of the typical duties of the role to help you be better prepared. However, if you have concerns, reach out to an estate attorney to help you navigate your responsibilities, as you assume quite a lot of fiduciary responsibility by taking on the role.