>Each valid will should appoint an executor or a person designated to administer your estate after you die. More than one person can be named as executors. You can choose anyone to be your executor including your spouse, relative, friend or your Solicitor. You should first ask individuals if they are prepared to take on the administrative responsibilities.
Being an executor is a responsible position. The executor must obtain probate of the will and administer payment of any tax liabilities, debts or expenses before distributing the balance to the beneficiaries named in your will. An executor who is not a beneficiary may apply to the court for payment for his or her work as executor.