The Executor's Role

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The Executor's Role

What is the role of an executor? 

An Executor to a will is the person responsible for the administration of a deceased’s estate. 

Once the Executor has located the will, they will need to apply for probate from the Supreme Court of Queensland before they can begin administering the estate. 

The Executor is generally responsible for the following:

  • locating the Will and attending to funeral arrangements;
  • applying for probate, if required;
  • collecting the estate assets and compiling an inventory;
  • preserving any assets;
  • paying liabilities;
  • managing the deceased’s affairs; and
  • distributing the assets.

Should any legal disputes arise during probate, the Executor will also be responsible for defending the estate.

How our Lawyers can help

Sometimes, the thought of dealing with legal documents and settling an estate can be daunting. Our lawyers can help you as little or as much as you need, saving you both money and time.

Alternatively, we can take all the worry out of the administration of your estate, by doing all the work from start to finish, including arranging for the safe storage of assets and their distribution.

For an obligation free quote, speak to one of our wills and estates lawyers today. 

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