In August 2015, the VBA Wills, Trusts & Estates Section and its Legislative Committee released the fourth and newest edition of the handbook for the public. The easy-to-understand guide poses and answer questions related to several elements of this topic.
Chapters cover these subjects:
Funeral and burial arrangements; pre-qualification responsibilities of the executor,
Locating and reading the will,
Probate and qualification,
Notifying the beneficiaries,
Rights of the surviving spouse and children,
Paying debts and claims against the estate,
Responsibilities, powers, and rights of the personal representative,
Estates of decedents who die without a will,
Compensation and reimbursement of the personal representative, and
An estate administration checklist.
"A Guide to the Administration of Decedents' Estates in Virginia" is available on the VBA website. Find it at vba.org/estates.