As the executor of a will, the job is to comply with the terms of the will and distribute the estate in a timely manner.
On occasions, this will mean dealing with:
- An allegation that the Will is unfair because it excluded or did not properly provide for someone;
- An allegation that the Will was invalid because the person did not have testamentary capacity, or it was made under undue influence;
- Allegations that you as the executor are not complying with your obligations, or going to slowly.
The role of the executor is each of these situations can be difficult. Expert, pragmatic advice is vital.