When appointing an executor, it’s important to entrust the task to someone who is capable and willing.  The executor has an obligation to engage in the due administration of the estate.

Enormous obligations are cast upon an executor to gather in the estate, pay all testamentary debts and expenses and to distribute the estate in a correct and legal way.

Probate is process of managing the estate and assets of a deceased person. A grant of probate is an order of the court that the executor named in the deceased person’s will is entitled to administer the estate. A grant of probate is also the court’s official recognition that the will is valid under the law.

The administration of an estate is often complex, and should always be done in conjunction with sound legal advice.