Q3. Who should I make as my executor/executrix?

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A3. Anyone over the age of 18 can be an executor and this can include members of your family and anyone that you have made a beneficiary in your Will. You may also wish to choose friends or a professional such as a teacher, solicitor or accountant.

While it is permissible to appoint one executor, it is better to appoint at least two, so that if one of your executors dies before you do, the surviving executor(s) can take on the responsibility. Although you may appoint up to four executors, its worth noting that having many executors may slow down the administration significantly as they all need to be present to fulfil your wishes.

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