Forever in Their Hearts
About This Show
Martin Brothers Funeral Services (mbfunerals.com/vancouver/) provides caring, dedicated and thoughtful service to families dealing with the loss of a loved one. We have four generations of funeral services experience and are here to guide you through all of the details, large and small, and always take the time to understand what is important to you and your family in your time of need. We have over 100 years of experience in funeral services and we are a funeral home in Vancouver who gives you affordable funeral services, funeral pre planning, cremation and burial services. We will make sure all of yours and your family's needs are met, and will be a guide in your time of need to ensure that your loved one lost is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Martin Brothers is here in your time of need, call today.
Most Recent Episode
The Duties of the Executor of an Estate
3 days ago
Do you know what probate is? Are you aware of the responsibilities of an executor of an estate? When someone dies, the person in charge of handling the deceased person’s estate - both property and other assets - is called the executor. You can put a person in charge of settling your estate after you pass away. Are you aware of who that person will be or what duties they must carry out on your behalf? If you want to know more about what happens to assets after a person dies, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services about the duties of an executor of an estate. There are specific things that need to happen to an estate after someone dies. This interview is a chance to learn the responsibilities of the person assigned to execute those tasks. What Is an Executor’s First Duty? The episode begins with Valerie explaining the first thing an executor of an estate must do after the person who has given them that duty has passed away. She also discusses how an executor may affect arrangements for the memorial or funeral services. Next Valerie talks about which duties go into effect before the will is read as well as which tasks need to wait to be performed until after the reading of the will. Another thing to consider is how insurance protects the property and its contents after the owner passes away. This is another area where Valerie provides insight during the podcast. Additional Duties of the Executor of an Estate Then Valerie discusses additional duties the executor is responsible for regarding an estate. She also answers these questions during the podcast: How can I protect my funeral arrangements from being changed by the executor? What kind of timeline can one expect for carrying out executor of an estate duties? What is probate and do all wills have to be probated after someone dies? Now ask yourself two questions: Do I need to appoint someone to handle my estate after I die? Do I need help understanding what happens to an estate after someone passes away? If you answered “yes” to either or both, then the information Valerie shares in this podcast may help. Where Can an Executor Ask Questions After the Funeral? Next Valerie discusses where someone can