An executor is a person named in a will who’s responsible for administering the estate of someone who has passed away. The executor has the task of carrying out all of the person’s wishes, as expressed in the will. This may include locating assets, appraising property, obtaining information regarding all beneficiaries, addressing creditor claims, handling estate taxes and distributing assets and property as outlined in the will. If you’ve been named as an executor or have questions about what’s involved, it’s important to talk to an attorney who can help you through these often complicated proceedings. Use our directory to find a qualified lawyer in your area.