Probate, executors and estate administration

Normally when an individual draws up a will, it names one or more executors who will be responsible for administering their estate when they die.

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Being an executor or administrator

When a friend or relative dies, you may need to act as their executor or administrator – paying off debts and distributing assets to the beneficiaries

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Wills and probate glossary

A useful glossary to help you understand the legal jargon used when trying to deal with creating or executing a will and other probate issues