Being an Estate Trustee (Executor) is not an honour, it’s a job; one that is not only technically complex but emotionally taxing. Our team of estate professionals guides Executors to successfully perform their responsibilities.
Executor Services & Estates
Navigating your responsibilities as an Estate Trustee can be remarkably complex. At Brown Lawyers, our team of estate professionals will guide you successfully through the provision of initial orientation and provide ongoing support. We can often take on many executor responsibilities to alleviate the time, stress, and emotional burden on an executor and the family.
Our goal is to encourage and help maintain healthy emotional connections during a difficult time. By focusing on pragmatic and transparent strategies with an emphasis on accountability, we help make the experience as rewarding as possible
Frequently Asked Questions
No. You have absolute freedom to choose your service provider. Choose someone comfortable and who would be a good fit for you. Just because the lawyer did the Will for the deceased does not mean that lawyer would be a good match for you or provide the service you want.
No. An Executor is not expected to go out-of-pocket for any expenses and it is not recommended. With appropriate documentation, most financial institutions will pay Estate bills/expenses from the deceased’s bank accounts even if the account is “frozen”. An Executor may want to pay an expense from their personal funds from time to time for convenience or expedience – it is to be avoided, but if it happens, keep all records and keep a log. You will want to be reimbursed at a later point.