Can you refuse to act as executor of a Will?

It can sometimes come as a surprise to find that you have been named as the executor of a persons Will or you may have been aware but are now unable or unwilling to act. What is the role of an executor? An executor is responsible for the administration of the estate of a person who has passed away. This can include a variety of tasks including contacting any institutions involved, applying for probate and distributed the estate according to the wishes in the Will. Depending on the type of estate the complexity of this job can vary dramatically. Estates … Continue reading Can you refuse to act as executor of a Will?