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Posted by: Silla | 2010/03/19

EXECUTOR

I just want to know can a family member be appointed as executor if there are children? What if the children of the deceased are irresponsible?

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The executor's functions are as follows:

* Taking control of the assets which form part of the estate
* Identifying the beneficiaries in the estate
* Carrying out the legislative requirements regarding the administration of the estate
* Paying the debts and the administration expenses
* Attending to the final income tax return
* Distributing the balance of the estate to the beneficiaries

A family member can be appointed as an Executor, but it is always wise to co-appoint someone with a family member i.e bank, auditor, attorney etc. The Master of the High Court overseas the administration of deceased estates and any irregularities may be reported to the Master.

Bertus Preller
info@divorceattorney.co.za

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Posted by: Family law expert | 2010/03/22

The executor's functions are as follows:

* Taking control of the assets which form part of the estate
* Identifying the beneficiaries in the estate
* Carrying out the legislative requirements regarding the administration of the estate
* Paying the debts and the administration expenses
* Attending to the final income tax return
* Distributing the balance of the estate to the beneficiaries

A family member can be appointed as an Executor, but it is always wise to co-appoint someone with a family member i.e bank, auditor, attorney etc. The Master of the High Court overseas the administration of deceased estates and any irregularities may be reported to the Master.

Bertus Preller
info@divorceattorney.co.za

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