A step-by-step guide to settling a loved one’s estate.
Being an executor or personal representative is no easy task. For many, the job comes at a time of high emotion and is something that has never been done before. The Complete Executor's Guidebook is here to help ease this troubling time and make this overwhelming task manageable.
It gives you everything you need to navigate through all the paperwork and responsibility that comes with this role. It takes you step-by-step though all of the legal and financial matters that must be completed and provides you with a plan to timely settle an estate. With it you will feel confident that you are doing everything you need to do, such as:
- Preparing for your role as an executor or trustee - Making claims for insurance, social security and other benefits - Understanding the will or trust provisions - Handling situations when documents are missing - Going to court - Dealing with taxes - Finding your state's laws - Working with lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and others
Benjamin H. Berkley received his law degree from Western State University Law School. He is licensed in the State of California and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court. He has practiced law for more than 30 years and is a network attorney for many employer-sponsored legal plans as well as the AARP Legal Network, which he has addressed at their annual conference in Anaheim, California. Through representation of his clients, he has become an advocate of the rights of seniors as well as the disabled. He has appeared on dozens of talk shows and been a guest on Retirement Living, anchored by former Today show host John Palmer. Mr. Berkley is in private practice and lives with his wife in Southern California. He may be contacted by visiting his website at www.benberkley.com or www.berkleylaw.net.