Anyone can be selected as the executor of a will, but it is wise to choose someone who is both trustworthy and competent.
The appointed person can refuse, so it is a good idea to also have an alternate executor just in case.
This person is in charge of taking control of assets, paying of outstanding debts, and distributing assets to beneficiaries as per the conditions of the will.
A Death Certificate is required by the Executor to then enact the will and notify organisations of the death.
For more information on “Senior Next of Kin” follow the link to the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.
The current legislation for the Burial and Cremation Act can be found below: