Michele Follows is a professional executor, trustee and attorney for property. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), and a Certified Executor Advisor (CEA).
Michele’s focus on the estate world started 8 years ago, after the passing of her father, when she first realized that how overwhelming and complicated the process can be. The experience made her realize the lack of resources available to smaller estates and the number of unanswered questions that people often have.
In response to this realization, and as her knowledge and passion for the estate area grew, Michele founded Executor Duties on Demand. She combined her 20 years of experience as a CA, specializing in accounting and financial stewardship for businesses, with her personal executor experience and various in-depth studies (including estate law and STEP) and focused her skills to become an Estate Simplifier.
Over the years, Michele realized that there is so much that people need to know now and how important it is to be aware and informed. Too often people just don’t know what they don’t know. Her desire to empower people lead her to create a seminar entitled “Are you leaving a Legacy or a Landmine”, outlining what people need to know to avoid the various pitfalls that can catch people off guard if they do not prepare ahead of time.
Most recently, Michele has joined Estate Stewards, as the Director of Estate Services. She is excited about being able to offer affordable estate administration and estate accounting services to more people and has teamed up with various estate lawyers, accountants, and financial planners to offer a full range of services depending on each individual’s situation. Every person and every estate is unique and Michele is passionate about being able to simplify the process for everyone.
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