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Q: What is the role of an executor of a will? If I’ve been appointed as an executor, what should I do?

When someone dies, an executor is the person appointed by the will to administer the estate. Put simply, this involves making sure their debts are paid and that their assets and possessions go where the deceased wanted them to. As executor, the first thing you will need to do is to make a list of everything the deceased owned as well as any payments or assets they were entitled to. Then, you may need to do the following:

  1. Apply for probate;
  2. Pay fees and debts; then
  3. Distribute the assets.


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