Will Executor

When a loved one chooses you as the executor of their Will, you need to manage their estate after their passing. This means you’ll be responsible for their personal, financial and legal affairs. Without appropriate guidance, this can be a daunting task. When you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, administrative concerns will be the last thing you want to worry about.

So, if you’ve recently been named the executor of a Will, Canberra’s Meyer Vandenberg can help you make sense of some of the complexities and your responsibilities surrounding Wills. Meyer Vandenberg will assist you through all the steps of being an executor, ensuring you fulfil the wishes of the Will maker.

What are my responsibilities as the executor of a Will?

Meyer Vandenberg’s Wills and Estate lawyers will work with you to complete all the tasks required as an executor of a Will, which may include:

  • Assisting with funeral arrangements
  • Applying for probate
  • Preserving assets
  • Gathering the estate assets and pay liabilities
  • Notifying financial institutions of the recent death
  • Defending the estate in legal proceedings
  • Managing the deceased individual’s tax affairs
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries

Meyer Vandenberg’s lawyers are well-versed in resolving some of the challenges that relate to Wills, such as possible claims against the estate, taxation obligations and communication with beneficiaries. Over the past 15 years, we’ve established a reputation of working closely with our clients to offer sound legal advice in plain English.                                

Contact us today

Canberra’s most trusted lawyers, consistently provide reliable and detailed executor advice. Meyer Vandenberg also offers a variety of other personal, business, not-for-profit, government and resourcing services. Call us today to get our great team of lawyers by your side.