Executors as Trustees

> The Executor will distribute your Estate to the beneficiaries you select in your Will. However, not all beneficiaries will take their gift straight away. The following are examples of beneficiaries that cannot hold their gift in their own right: Children (under 18 years of age) Persons who have a legal disability (for instance mental …

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What is an Executor?

> An Executor is a person or persons who you select in your Will to carry out all of your arrangements after your death. Their duties include: Making your funeral and burial arrangements Paying your debts Arranging for the distribution of your assets to the beneficiaries you have selected In general, representing you (i.e. your …

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Guardians

>Your Will allows you to make arrangements for the care of any children that you have who are under 18 years of age when you die. This is done by selecting one or more Guardians and writing it into your Will. For parents, this is probably the most important part of your Will.

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Childrens Charter

> In addition to making a Will, we recommend that, if you have children, you draw up a Children’s Charter to ensure that instructions are in place on how you wish your children to be taken care of. This document is simply a written record prepared by you as a sole parent or as a …

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Who can be appointed Guardian?

>Anyone you choose can be appointed – regardless of whether they are related to you or your child. You can choose one or more persons to be the guardian of your child, although disputes can arise if you select more than one person.

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