executor of estate

Amy Goyer describes serving as executor of her sister's estate and gives tips for emptying a house.
When my sister Karen died, almost six months ago, I knew, amid my shock and grief, that I had a huge job ahead of me as executor of her estate.
The Talk About Estate Planning
I was recently interviewed for a  New York Times article, The Talk You Didn't Have With Your Parents Could Cost You, about handling parents' financial and legal affairs after they die. The article is an important one - both for adult children who may be dealing with these issues, and for parents who may be reluctant to share personal and financial information with their kids.
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