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So you’ve been appointed as executor of a will – What next? The death of a loved family member or friend is invariably a difficult time, and without a properly implemented estate plan, it can become an unfortunate burden on the executor of the deceased person’s estate – once again reaffirming the importance of fulsome estate planning that can minimise distress at that unfortunate time.

As you may guess due to the word ‘elder’ being in the title, elder law focuses on the rights and responsibilities of aged persons.

So, you’re Executor (or Administrator) of the Estate – and now there’s Litigation. What to do next?

Where there’s no will, it means that there cannot be an executor – because an executor is the person appointed by the will to carry out the instructions contains in the will. Where there’s no will, the scenario is called an “intestacy”, and the deceased person is said to have died “intestate” – that is, died without a will.

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A relative or friend has just passed away, and I’m the executor? What do I do?

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