When making a Will you should consider carefully the right Executor to appoint as the role of an Executor carries important legal duties and responsibilities.
It is an Executor’s duty to administer the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will and in accordance with the law. Executors are personally liable for their errors or omissions. It is therefore extremely important you appoint somebody that you trust to carry out this role efficiently and responsibly. You can appoint an individual such as your spouse/partner, a family member or even a close friend.
You may however not wish to put this responsibility on an individual. You are therefore able to appoint professional Executors such as solicitors.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult time at best. Unfortunately it can also release underlying tensions and resentments between friends and even family members. By appointing a professional Executor such as Adams Harrison this would minimise any disputes that can arise.
Sadly, some Wills are challenged, especially where one beneficiary benefits more than others. Allegations of undue influence or lack of capacity can arise in these cases. By appointing Adams Harrison as Executors, your estate has a professional on hand who can rebut such allegations and robustly defend your last wishes.
Leanne Mayes Legal Executive