Contributor: Stewart McNab, Barrister
Being appointed an executor or trustee in a will may seem an honour. After all, you’re being asked to stand In the willmaker’s shoes and dispose of their assets when he or she is unable to do so themselves. And, though it may be considered the ultimate sign of trust, it also comes with a great deal of responsibility – both moral and legal, so it’s best to know your obligations before agreeing to the task.
This section includes the following topics:
- Letters of administration
- Executors, administrators and trustees
- Settled estate
- Applying for a grant of probate
- Legal actions after death and insolvent estates
- Contesting a will
- Small estates
- Duties and costs
- Contacts and resources
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