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After making the final distribution to the beneficiaries, final tasks remained to close the estate. As mentioned in the article Closing the Estate: Send Assent Forms to Close the Estate, distributing all the funds in the estate account was necessary to close the estate. Unfortunately, after the final distribution, the $5000.00 estate reserve was still part of the estate account. As a result, the final tasks to close the estate were as follows:
- Make the final payments to the professionals.
- Distribute the remaining funds in the estate reserve to each beneficiary.
- Close the estate account.
Although eager to complete the tasks, making another tedious distribution dimmed the mood.