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Estate Administration

If you’ve been named Executor of a deceased Estate, we’re here to help make the administration process easier.


If you have been named as an Executor in someone’s Will, it means the deceased person wanted you to administer his or her Estate.

In general terms, your duty is to ascertain what the assets and liabilities of the Estate are, to take charge of those assets, to see that debts, including taxes, are paid, and finally, to distribute the net assets to the beneficiaries in the Will.

You should start by finding out and making a list of everything the deceased owned or was entitled to. You may have to have assets valued. Next you should find out what debts the deceased person had.

Depending on the nature and value of each asset in the estate you will administer the Estate formally or informally. If land was owned by the deceased person, the Estate will have to administered formally. Banks and Credit Unions etc. have varying rules which allow access to the deceased’s funds without a formal administration of the Estate.

The Executors typically engage a lawyer to guide them through the process of the administration of the Estate.

Boylan Lawyers can assist the Executor in the administration of the Estate of the deceased person by:

We will keep you informed throughout the process including: