An executor or executrix is a person named by a testator (deceased person with a will) to carry out the terms of the testator’s will. Executor is the masculine version of the noun, while executrix is the feminine version of the noun. Personal representative and Executor are used interchangeably.
Regardless of the name, an executor/executrix/personal representative is tasked with many duties such as filing the testator’s will with the local Clerk of Court, notifying creditors of the decedent’s death, setting up an estate bank account, filing inventories with the court, paying the decedent’s debts and taxes, distributing assets, and disposing of other property. The process can be overwhelming. Shope Krohn can help navigate the complexities of closing a loved one’s estate.