The executor was appointed to the highest position of trust by the deceased who was relying on them to settle the estate in good order.

If some or all of the beneficiaries are insistent that the executor renounce, they must seek their own legal counsel and the matter will be brought before the Court. This is not something the Court will take lightly. Respecting the original wishes of the deceased, the Court will be incisive in determining why the beneficiaries do not want the named executor to act and who they expect to step in as a replacement.

If the executor senses that there will be ongoing friction between themselves and the beneficiaries, however, they may wish to voluntarily renounce.

Renunciation usually requires hiring a lawyer, a Court application and getting formal Releases from all beneficiaries.

 

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