The loss of a loved one is always a difficult, emotionally charged time in one’s life.
To wind up an estate and to deal with an executry one needs first to have an executor. An executor is responsible for the ingathering and distribution of the estate of the deceased. If the deceased died having made a will – a situation we refer to as being testate – the will have appointed an executor. If there isn’t a will – a situation we refer to as intestacy – this requires an application to be made to the Sheriff Court by someone who in law is entitled to be so appointed. There are strict rules as to who can be appointed an executor and an order of preference as to who can apply for the appointment.
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An executor is a person appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person. This role involves a range of responsibilities from identifying and collecting the deceased’s assets, settling any outstanding debts, paying taxes, to distributing the remaining estate as per the will or law. It requires the executor to obtain what is called Confirmation. Many people even here in Scotland tend to be more familiar with the English term of Probate which is a similar process south of the border.
Whilst an executor doesn’t always need the assistance of a solicitor most prefer to have an expert help them discharge their duties and to keep them right on procedure and the law. At what can be an emotionally charged time, when feelings and grief may still be raw, having the reassurance of an expert to help offer guidance is often invaluable.