Q2. What is an Executor?

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A2. An executor fulfils the wishes you have specified in your Will. These are the people who’ll look after the financial process when you die. Try to choose a responsible and trusted friend or relative, who can think clearly in a troubled time. The executor’s duties will include:

  • Gathering all the assets of your estate and getting them valued
  • Applying for a grant of probate from court which gives them authority to deal with your assets
  • Ensuring that all your debts, bills, inheritance taxes and funeral expenses are paid out of money in the estate
  • Distributing the remainder of your estate in accordance with your Will
  • Fulfilling any other wishes you have specified
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