Acting as an executor

This guide is for people in NSW who have been made an executor in a will. 

If you’re appointed as an executor, you’ll be responsible for many different tasks in dealing with the assets, accounts, and debts of someone that has died.

To start with, you may need to find information on:

  • first steps, including what an executor does, finding a will and what to do if you are unable to be the executor
  • getting help and support, including legal help to execute the will, as well as financial and grief support

Once you start the task of executing an estate, you’ll need to know about: