Can I delegate administrative tasks to family members or hire an administrative assistant to help out?

July 11th, 2018

Unless the Will prohibits delegation, there is no reason why the executor cannot enlist the help of family members or hire an administrative assistant.

But at the end of the day it is the executor who is responsible for all aspects of the estate settlement. If a well-meaning family member or an administrative assistant makes an […]

What if the Will does not give the executor the power to delegate or hire agents?

July 11th, 2018

An executor can typically retain the services of lawyers and accountants to assist with the estate settlement. If the Will is silent on delegation to other agents, such as investment advisors, and other specialists, the executor may have to seek legal advice and make a court application to obtain permission to delegate the work.


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