Dad asked me to be Executor of his and mom's will. They originally had a close friend who died, then asked my older sister who declined, then asked me. I accepted thinking I would be liquidating all assets, selling assets and basically closing shop. While reading paperwork, I realized the Will was pared down to only a few pages. It said all assets go to a trust and older sister is the Trustee Successor. Upon reading the trust statement, I see they gave sister responsibility for liquidating assets, paying outstanding debts, selling house and its contents, and taking a salary of whatever she deems reasonable for her trouble. After sister settles things she is to divide half of what remains with me.
My question is on two levels. First, the practical one - what does an Executor actually do in this situation? Second, the emotional one - is it unusual to not even be mentioned in your parent's Will?
(Along with being the 3rd choice for Executor and not being named in their Will, I'm having a hard time not feeling a bit overlooked.) Thanks.