Examples of executor in a Sentence
He named his daughter as his executor.
Recent Examples of executor from the Web
After Willie DeLuca’s death in 2006, his brother, Ralph, was named executor of the estate.
If your wife as executor sells the house and distributes the proceeds to the beneficiaries, the estate would pay the tax.
An executor is someone who carries out the wishes that are in a will.
Taylor Rd., 7739-The estate of Terri Lynn Kerns and Stephen Davis Kerns, executor, to Franco Traverso and Samantha Bendigo, $150,000.
Nussbaum stars opposite the wonderful Ann Whitney, playing Helen Dukas, who was the devoted housekeeper and secretary for the famed scientist, and later, was named in his will as executor of his estate.
Her daughter, Tamar Cohen, who is also a graphic artist, was the executor of the estate.
According to Ivory, now 88, speaking in a recent phone interview from his Manhattan apartment, the only initial concern came from Forster’s literary executors, the Fellows of King’s College, Cambridge.
While Dabate was in criminal court, Purnell filed an order formally removing him as executor of Connie Dabate's estate and replacing him with her sister, Marliese Shaw.
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Origin and Etymology of executor
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin exsecutor, from exsequi
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Financial Definition of EXECUTOR
How It Works
A will is a legal document that indicates how a person wants his or her estate (money and property) to be distributed after death. A will also may describe any wishes for funeral and burial arrangements and may designate guardians for minor children.
When the testator (the person who created the will) dies, the executor, who is named in the will, administers the distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries (a beneficiary is any person or organization that receives the assets after the testator's death). The executor's job also includes paying any bills and taxes owed by the estate as well as locating and protecting the assets until they are distributed. An executor often receives payment for his or her services, and the payment varies from state to state.
A testator can change a will at any time for any reason and should keep the original copy of the will in a safe place. A copy should be given to the executor.
Why It Matters
A will is central to a person's estate planning. In most cases, people create wills to protect the assets they have worked hard for and to ensure they are passed to appropriate individuals or organizations. The exector's job is to honor those wishes.
However, court procedures called probate are often required to pass assets from a testator to beneficiaries because the testator is no longer around to sign deeds and other documents necessary to transfer the assets. In probate, a judge must validate the will and then issue a court order to distribute the assets. The probate process can last from six months to two years or more and can cost from 4% to more than 9% of the gross value of the estate, depending on the laws of the testator's home state. Everything in a will becomes public record after it is probated.
Estate planning is a complex subject, and it is of particular importance to consult an estate-planning specialist when considering how to distribute assets after death.
EXECUTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of executor for English Language Learners
: someone who is named in a will as the person who will make sure that the instructions in the will are properly followed
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