Resources for executors and Estate Administrators


Guide to Donation
May 10, 2023

Don’t bring garbage.  Worn-out, and dirty items are not wanted.  Most of these organizations are not-for-profits running on lean budgets.  Often donation centers are staffed by volunteers.  Sorting and discarding…

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Time is Money – Calculating the Time to Sell One Estate Item
April 25, 2023

Your time is not free. There are many ways to sell an item, and convert the item to cash for deposit in the Estate Bank account.  Often Executors bristle at…

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Used Eyeglasses Wanted!
March 12, 2023

It seems like a small thing, but it’s not.  If you’re one of over a billion people who don’t have correctable eye care, receiving a pair of glasses is a…

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Mediation – How to Resolve Estates Disputes Effectively And Efficiently
February 17, 2023

By Ana Sambold, Esq. Mediation | 2-minute read Disputes Related to Wills, Trusts, and Estates | Benefits of Mediation | How to Prepare for Mediation WHAT IS MEDIATION? Mediation is…

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November 3, 2022

What is this – Sorrow? Will it be here tomorrow? Today let me see – If I can just be. I may take a moment or two, and think of…

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House: How to Un-Smelly Before You Sell-y
May 2, 2022

The visual impression is one thing.  Most people can be pretty objective about that.  However, the smell of property can register a subconscious impression before any visual beautification efforts reach…

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Portable Storage Containers for Organization/Transport
February 14, 2022

One of the most flexible options for organizing and if necessary transporting distributed personalty is the portable storage unit. Perhaps all the beneficiaries couldn’t be available for cleanout day or…

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Caring for Your Collection, Where to Begin? – A Primer to Approach Collections
December 1, 2021

Thanks and Recognition to The Historic New Orleans Collection The following article was garnered from a special 1-hour program presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection, where the experts of…

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What to do With Old Books? Vintage & Antique Books, Paperbacks Too – What To Do?
October 31, 2021

From the collection of romance novels, and the boxes of children’s books in the attic, to the rare volume and star of the carefully curated collection, books have value.  Perhaps…

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Guest Blog: Grieving after a Long Term Illness
September 17, 2021

Guest Blog: Grieving after a Long Term Illness Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT Director of Bereavement The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center “You Are Not Alone”     Losing a…

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Guide to Donation of Prosthetic Equipment
August 5, 2021

Where can I donate a prosthetic leg? Where can I donate a prosthetic arm? Where can I donate prosthetic devices? Where can I donate prosthetic equipment? Contributors: Henry Iseman, Executive…

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Guide to Donation of Personal Medical Equipment
July 23, 2021

Where can I donate Medical Equipment? Where can I donate shower benches? Commodes? Where can I donate wheelchairs? Walkers? Beds? Where can I donate prosthetic devices?* Contributors: Janet K. Thomason,…

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Estate Personalty – Identification and Distribution
March 3, 2021

Estate Personalty – The moveable assets of the estate.  Property which is neither fixed or real property, money or investments. Examples: vehicles, furniture, jewelry, clothing, personal items, etc. First, a…

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On Grieving a parent from an Ex-executor and Son
October 9, 2020

Probably the rawest, deepest darkest experiences I’ve known was the loss of my mother.  Losing my dad was similar but the loss of my mother was different, more complex.  In…

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September 11, 2020

This always helped when I needed it. – Editors of “Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as…

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