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Many executors manage the estate on an entirely unpaid (voluntary) basis. They deserve a medal. However, the time-consuming and sometimes difficult work of managing and estate can take its toll – we see many an exhausted executor.
There is a better way! Being an executor doesn’t mean you (personally) have to do everything.
Managing a deceased estate inevitably involves sorting through lots of documents. It’s a task worth doing properly as well organised documents are essential to working efficiently. Follow our five simple steps to get your documents in order.
Most of an executor’s tasks are not urgent. However, it is important to secure the deceased’s assets as soon as possible after death.
Our plain-English guide How to manage a deceased estate has practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.