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Administration of estates

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The death of a family member is an emotionally difficult time. When a surviving spouse or other family member is appointed as personal representative or executor to administer the estate, that emotional stress can be compounded by practical and legal ones.

Administering a loved one’s estate

Most people have little experience dealing with estate administration and are often overwhelmed when they discover they’ve been appointed to oversee it. While there are many activities involved with administering an estate, you may be able to ease the burden by familiarizing yourself with the process.

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Additional resources

Please see additional resources on this topic, or contact a CIBC Private Wealth advisor for more information.