Wills & probate myth 10 – I have been appointed as an executor so I have to deal with the estate.

3rd December 2013

Marie Tisdale of Ansons LLP Solicitors wills and probate team in Lichfield, Staffordshire, explains: “This is not true.”

There are several options. If you do not want to act at all, you can renounce your executorship. If you would like to take a back seat and let the other executors take the lead, then you can reserve your powers. You would then have no further involvement in the estate. Or you could reserve your powers to your co-executors. You would not then be needed to act, but if one of the co-executors was unable to complete their duties, then you would be asked to step in to complete the administration.

For further information please contact Marie Tisdale in the wills and probate team, on 01543 267981 or email Ansons Solicitors has offices in Cannock and Lichfield, Staffordshire.