An Executor is the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. 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.

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.

The Senior Next of Kin is the closest living relation to the deceased which is outlined in Section 3A of the Coroners Act 1995 (Tas). The Senior Next of Kin is required to supply personal information and sign relative forms. Millingtons will complete all legal documentation required and we work closely with the Senior Next of Kin and Executor to ensure that all the processes and necessary institutions are informed.

For further information on managing deceased estates visit: www.justice.tas.gov.au.