Appointment and duties of Executors
When you make a Will you need to decide who you what to appoint to carry out the instructions you have set out for the administration of your estate.
Anyone over the age of 18 can be appointed but as it is a position of trust it is usually family friends or Lawyers. The Lawyer will generally do all the administration work such as notifying all interested parties, and collecting in the assets, obtaining the Grant of Probate and then making the payment of legacies, transferring property or arranging its sale. It is the executors that ensure everything in done correctly and sign the official documentation. The role of your lawyer is to make sure the stress involved in dealing with an Estate is minimised and the process proceeds as smoothly and quickly as possible.