The Executors Role in Probate

Probate is a word you may commonly hear when discussing the estate and affairs of a deceased person.  The word itself comes from the Latin verb probare, meaning to prove, test, or examine something.  Probate is the legal process whereby a will is proved in a court of law as a valid document and made as the public record of the deceased. What this means is that the executor of the deceased’s estate must show to the court that all steps have been taken to pay the Crown or creditors any taxes or monies owed, as well as, delivering the … Continue reading The Executors Role in Probate