What is an Executor and what is their role?

Executors are the people who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes and for sorting your estate when you die.

They will need to collect all assets of the estate, deal with all the paperwork and pay any debts, taxes, funeral expenses and administration costs out of the money in the estate. They will then be responsible for transferring any legacies to the beneficiaries named in your will.

It is important to choose the people that you appoint as executors with care since the job requires a great deal of responsibility. You should always ensure that the person you are looking to appoint is willing to take on the responsibility.