What is an executor?
An executor is a person who handles all of the legal administrative tasks involved in ensuring that the wishes in your will are respected. Furthermore, an executor helps to ensure that your beneficiaries receive what they are entitled to.
Some often choose to appoint their relatives for the role – whether that be their husband, wife, son or daughter. Although your family and friends may be eager to act as executors, it can be challenging to think clearly and make the best decisions during times of grief. When you need that extra support, professional executors can help.
Benefits of Professional Executor Services
There are many advantages to choosing a professional executor to manage your estate, including:
The death of a loved one alone is enough to cause stress and pressure on family and friends. On top of this, dealing with the legal process can be too overwhelming to bear, resulting in the estate not being handled. By relieving you of the pressure of dealing with the legal process, a competent executor can help you minimise the stress.
Executors are impartial. Dealing with a loved one’s estate can be an emotional process, and all of that emotion can cause disagreements in the family. Following a bereavement, family tensions can lead to the estate not being appropriately handled. A competent, impartial executor can ensure that all issues are resolved fairly and in the estate’s best interests and its beneficiaries.
An experienced executor will have the knowledge and expertise to handle your estate accurately, effectively and efficiently.