5 Duties of a Personal Representative in South Dakota

When setting up your South Dakota estate plan, you will be asked to name a Personal Representative (also known as an Executor). 

At the time of your death, your Personal Representative will have several duties, including:

Duty #1 -  Locating and protecting your assets that will be subject to probate

Duty #2 - Determining who you owed money to and paying off these debts

Duty #3 - Obtaining the values of your probate assets

Duty #4 - Preparing and filing all of your personal and estate tax returns

Duty #5 - Distributing your assets to the proper beneficiaries

Serving as a Personal Representative is an important and often time-consuming responsibility.  However, with the help of your estate planning attorney, you should be able to choose the right person for the job.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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Family Law and Estate Planning attorney helping families across South Dakota plan and protect their loved ones