A member asked about 9 years ago

Executor duties

I have been appointed as the executor of an estate. What are my duties? What are the consequences of failing to carry out these duties properly?

Val Antoff
Lawyer at Irdi Legal

For an overview of the responsibilities of executors click here.

The consequences of failing to carry out those duties will depend on whether the will maker has exempt the executor from liability for certain acts or omissions.

Suggested way forward

Retain a lawyer practising in the area of estate administration who will be able to advise you about your particular duties and responsibilities as the executor of that estate.

Answered almost 9 years ago   Legal disclaimer

Brennan Ong
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Christopher Heazlewood
Principal at Heazlewood Legal & HR Services
Suggest you look at the NSW Trustee and Guardian web site for general information about the role of Executor. As a trustee you have legal obligation to ensure the proper adminsitration of an estate in accordance with legal provisions. That is why engaging a solicitor to support your role as executor is generally a good idea. I don't administer estates myself but a search for a local lawyer dealing in estate management is recommended. Also the Public Trustee and Guardian office offer an executor service.

Suggested way forward

Contact the NSW Public Trustee and Guardian office or look at their web site.

Answered almost 9 years ago   Legal disclaimer

Val Antoff Brennan Ong
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