When emotions are running high, it can be difficult for anyone to make important decisions. However, after the passing of a loved one, you may be put in charge of handling his or her final affairs. You may want some time to yourself to grieve, but starting the probate process is an important task that needs to occur soon after a loved one's passing.
Whether you anticipated taking on the role of executor or not, you now face the numerous responsibilities associated with this position. You may not necessarily look forward to having to close your loved one's estate, but still, you will need to complete the process.