How to Choose an Executor? By: Russ Weninger Calgary Legal Wills Lawyer
Different titles for Executor • Executrix (if female) • Trustee • Personal representative
Duty of an Executor • Regardless of the title used, the job of the executor is to make sure that the instructions set out in your will are followed.
Considerations in choosing an executor: • Location • Relation • Cooperation
Location • It matters a great deal where the executor lives. • If he or she lives near you and your assets, it will likely be relatively easy for your executor to act for your estate when necessary
Relation • In Canada, an executor is typically someone who is closely related to you. • In most cases, spouses and adult children are the best choices for executors. • For single people without children, siblings are often good choices.
Cooperation • Ask your prospect the following questions: • Are you willing to take on the responsibility? • Are willing to follow the instructions you have set out in your will? • Can you get along with the other beneficiaries? • A cooperative person who will happily follow the provisions of your will is likely a good candidate.
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