Few people in Oklahoma take the time to plan their estates. To do so may be unsettling to some, but it is a generous gift to loved ones who are left behind. Part of estate planning is selecting someone to be executor of the estate. This job includes seeing the estate through probate administration, which is not always an easy task. The duties and challenges of an estate executor may not be fully appreciated until one has undertaken the job.
One common flaw many make with their estate plans is failing to openly discuss the plans with heirs and agents. Knowing ahead of time than one has been assigned the duties of estate executor may allow the designee to prepare for the responsibilities ahead. For example, the executor should know where to find important documents, whom to notify after the testator's death and any particulars of the will or trust that may need to be addressed.