In most cases, after the death of a loved one, family members and those close to the deceased come together to agree a fitting and respectful ‘send-off’ for the deceased, whether that involves a funeral, burial, cremation, memorial service or any other way of saying ‘goodbye’.
In kitchen drawers, banks and (to a much lesser extent) solicitors’ strong-rooms across the land, rest thousands of invalid and out-of-date wills, just waiting to disappoint the family and run up legal costs when we die.
If you've been named as executor in a Will there are various considerations to bear in mind. Acting as an executor can be complex and time-consuming as well as entailing significant responsibility. We look at the key responsibilities of executors.