I have been named an executor of a will, what do I do now?

When a loved one passes away it can be a stressful time for the family, which can be made more difficult when the deceased has not left a Will. Where the deceased has left a Will they will have named their executor or executors (their representative(s)) in that Will. The role of an executor is to administer the deceased’s estate. This may include settling outstanding debts owed by the deceased, and distributing the deceased’s estate in accordance with the deceased’s Will. Before an executor can administer the estate of the deceased, they must first obtain Probate. What is “probate”? Probate
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