SIGN UP

Wills

Avatar Image
terambulan | 23:04 Sun 01st Jun 2008 | Civil
4 Answers
If you have been nominated as Executor of a Will without your knowledge or consent, how can you refuse the responsibility?

Answers

1 to 4 of 4rss feed

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by terambulan. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
There will normally be two executors, one whom will be the solicitor - if you don't so it they will do it - for a charge of course!!!
Question Author
A bit unfair if nothing has been left to you.....can the charges be reclaimed from the deceased's estate?
-- answer removed --
You do not have to give your approval to be appointed executor of a will (although it is clearly polite to be asked). When the person dies, you a) make sure you take absolutely no action in the estate and b) renounce your appointment. That will mean the estate will effectively be left without an executor (if you are the sole exec) and the next person in line to extract the grant and administer the assets will be the residuary beneficiary/ies. As long as you take no action in the estate (known as intermeddling) you cannot be forced to act.

1 to 4 of 4rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Wills

Answer Question >>