What is an executor? An executor can be a family member, friend or institution (e.g. solicitor or bank). The testator appoints who they want to administer their estate upon their death in their Will . The executor has the legal authority to handle the deceased’s assets and apply for probate. As well as the responsibility of distributing the estate to the beneficiaries named in the Will. In the case where the deceased left no will, the law dictates who is entitled to become the “Administrator”. The administrator is decided by the “Rules of Intestacy”. These rules place the next … Continue reading What is an executor’s expense?
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