Many things in life seem like they are easy to do until you actually try to do them. This is one of the reasons that people enjoy watching sports so much. They seem so easy, but anyone who has ever tried to play a sport knows that it is extremely difficult. It looks easy to hit a fastball, but step into the batter’s box and you will find out just how difficult it is. It requires a certain skill set and training that most of us just do not have.
This phenomenon is not unique to sports. Being an Executor of an estate is very similar. When the job is explained to you and you agree to be an Executor, it sounds like a simple task. Then, when you try to do it, you find out that it is very complicated and you have little idea what you are doing. There are all sorts of things that an Executor has to do that most people do not know how to do.
Being an Executor is not like baseball, however. An athlete cannot hire someone to hit a fastball for him. An Executor can. An Executor can hire a Probate attorney to help with the difficult tasks.