Who Does a Probate Attorney Represent: Executor or Heirs? 

Who Does a Probate Attorney Represent: Executor or Heirs? 

In estate planning, the executor, or personal representative, is responsible for managing the administration of the estate after an individual passes away. An executor may be a person, a professional, or an institution. Their duties include applying for probate,...

Estate Planning Workshop- January 2024 

via Zoom Attorney Claudia I. Pringles addresses key questions and concerns seniors should keep in mind as they plan for their futures, and for transferring responsibility to their loved ones, friends, or professionals. Attorney Pringles will focus on the importance of...
Choosing the Right (or Wrong) Executor 

Choosing the Right (or Wrong) Executor 

Among my Vermont Estate Planning workshops my clients most appreciate is the one called “Thrills, Chills, and Probate-Related Horror.” The probate process can seem deceptively simple to people who’ve never been through it. But in probate, seemingly minor errors or...

Tips for Final Accounting in Probate 

Tips for Final Accounting in Probate At the beginning of the Probate process, something called a final accounting feels like a world away. While it is true that probate can be a long process, keeping the final accounting in mind during the entirety of the process can...
What Can’t an Executor Do?

What Can’t an Executor Do?

The person you name as your executor will be accountable for several important tasks, even in managing a small estate’s administration. This may include filing tax returns, keeping meticulous records, and distributing assets to your beneficiaries. At the same...