What executors do

The executor manages the deceased's estate within the terms of the will. Their responsibilities can include:

Turning down the role of executor

If you intend to turn down the role of executor you should do this as soon as possible. There can be difficulties with turning down the role once you have already started to undertake the duties of the executor.

If you are named as an executor and you do not want to act as executor, you should get legal advice or contact NSW Trustee & Guardian.

If you are a beneficiary under a will, next of kin or relative of the person who died, and the executor is unable or unwilling to apply for probate, you should get legal advice.