The duties and responsibilities of an executor
QUESTION: I’ve been appointed as an executor under a will – what are my duties and responsibilities now that the person has died?
ANSWER: The role of an executor is an important, potentially lifelong position. If any claims come up in the future from the estate, it will be up to the original executors to sort them out. If you are uncertain about taking on the role, you should contact your professional legal advisor for advice. You may not be able to
‘renounce’ probate (step down from being an executor) if you have done anything which indicates that you have accepted the role, so contact your solicitor as soon as possible.
An executor’s duties include:
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