Executor of a Will

Have you been named as an executor of a will? If so you have three choices, the first is to carry out administration yourself, the second would be to resign and have nothing to do with the role, the third option would be to appoint a company such as ourselves to deal with the administration for you. We will outline all of the options on this page but if you would like to discuss us helping you to fulfil the role of executor of a will then please call us.

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Executor of a Will - Resigning your position.

If you do not wish to carry out the role of executor of a will then you would need to resign as executor. This is actually known as renouncing i.e you would renounce as executor. To renounce your position as executor you would need to sign a deed of renunciation and hand this to either other executors or perhaps other beneficiaries if none. Before renouncing then why not give us a call to see if we could assist you with the role instead. If you are sure that you wish to renounce you can download a deed of renunciation by visiting our specific deed of renunciation page. It is important note if you have already officially intermeddled into the affairs of the estate you cannot change your mind.

Executor of a Will - Dealing with matter yourself

If you choose to take on matters yourself without assistance then there are many things you need to be aware of. The duties of an executor are quite onerous, the responsibilities can be quite daunting. In addition the liability of administering the estate would become solely yours. If you are appointed as executor of a will and you have decided to go forward please call one of our advisors who may be able to outline the pitfalls in addition they will be able to give you an idea of the fee would be charge thus reliving you of such a burden. We have two separate pages here outlining the duties of an executor and the executors liabilities.

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Executor of a Will - Assigning your responsibility

The last option, other than perhaps appointing a power of attorney, would be for you to employ someone to deal with administration on your behalf. If you would like to discuss this one of our specialist probate advisors would come to your home to discuss an outline of the work required. We will help you carry out all aspects of the administration involved when acting as an executor of a will. Before we start work we will tell you exactly how much we will charge the estate furthermore we guarantee that, provided the estate is not negative, you need not pay us personally. For negatives estates we will of course discuss how best to proceed and advise your accordingly.

When we act on your behalf you still have choice, rest assured the most important issue is whether you rename as a named executor or whether you sign a Power of Attorney. In terms of our fees it makes no difference. If you need further information on this complex issue then please speak to one of our advisors.

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