You’ve been asked to be an executor … now what?

What to consider when someone invites you to take on this important responsibility.

Being asked to be an executor1 is an honour. It means that someone trusts you to manage, with diplomacy and grace, a wide range of important tasks after their death. It’s also a big responsibility. An executor quite literally executes the terms of a will, and there’s a lot more to that than simply ensuring beneficiaries receive their bequests. Here are some things to consider when someone pops the executor question – and always keep in mind that help is available if you need it.

What will you have to do?

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