In order to understand our services you will need to understand your duties and responsibilities as an Estate Administrator (Executor).
If you are in the midst of choosing an Estate Administrator or if you have been asked to be one for someone else then there are some key things you must keep in mind:
~ An Estate Administrator is solely responsible for settling an estate according to the deceased's wishes. This will require fortitude of emotion and a degree of wherewithal to protect & distribute assets, pay outstanding debts & taxes, make appropriate notifications, and maintain a financial & activity accounting.
~ An Estate Administrator will encounter complex family dynamics which are often unexpected regardless of previous relationships. There will be time constraints where even simple estates can take weeks or months to settle, especially due to a lack of experience and expertise. This can be exacerbated if the Estate Administrator lives outside the province or country.
~ An Estate Administrator has a legal responsibility that is subject to personal liability. If you find, at the time, that the duty is just too much for you to handle then you may apply to resign but if you do start any duties at all as an Estate Administrator then the Court may well deny your resignation.