What is an Executor?


Video Summary


I get asked questions from time to time about words that are used in wills or trusts. One of those words is the word “executor.” An executor is a Latin term, which denotes a person who takes care of administering the estate. That language has been changed with word processing any number of years ago.


Now, executors and executrixes are referred to as personal representatives, which is a neuter term and also makes the word processing of documents much easier, since you do not have to designate whether they’re male or female. Also, it is substituted for the word “administrator” or “administratrix”–the male and female gender. So, whenever you see your documents, you won’t see the word “executor.” You’ll see the word “personal representative.”


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