Will I need to name anyone other than an Executor in my estate plan?

We recommend a Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Power of Attorney for a basic estate plan. In certain cases, a Revocable Trust may be appropriate. You will need to name fiduciaries under each of these documents. People often choose the same person or set of people to serve as Executor, Trustee, Power of Attorney, or Healthcare Agent. These are all fiduciary positions and similar consideration should be given to deciding who will fill each of these roles.


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John A. Cocklereece, Jr.

John Cocklereece concentrates his practice on property tax appeals, business law, tax controversies, and estate planning and administration.
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Attorney Travis Woolen

Travis Woolen

Travis joined Bell, Davis & Pitt shortly after graduating from law school. Focusing his practice on trusts and estates, he regularly advises clients regarding the preparation of simple Wills, Revocable Trusts, and Powers of Attorney, as well as more complex tax planning trusts and other documents to carry out his clients’ desires in a tax-efficient manner. Travis also regularly helps implement estate plans by representing fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and estates.
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