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The Essential Executor’s Handbook by David G. Hoffman

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Chapter 2

Meet Your Team

In Chapter 1, you learned about the four kinds of estates: the Probate Estate, the Contract Estate, the Knick-Knack Estate, and the Trust Estate. Now it is time to meet your team. They are (in no particular order): lawyer, accountant, appraiser, realtor, auctioneer, insurance agent, banker, broker, assorted bureaucrats, and the people who haul away a lifetime’s worth of junk. Some of your team members will help you with all four estates, and some will take charge of only one. In later chapters, you will learn the job and responsibilities of each team member in detail. The purpose of this chapter, however, is to give you an overview—a chance to meet your team.

The Lawyer

The law is everywhere and effects almost every aspect ...

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