Private Executorship Services
One of the most important decisions when preparing your estate plan is choosing an executor to carry out your wishes. Given the weight of the responsibility, it is important to choose someone you trust who can dedicate the necessary time to carry out your instructions. Although many people appoint a family member or friend as their executor, you have the right to appoint anyone you choose. Where appropriate, our office is prepared to take on the responsibility of executorship.
Clients who are preparing their estate plan and who fall into one of these categories may wish to appoint us as their executor in their Wills. Alternatively, clients may have one close friend or family member they wish to appoint as executor and then choose to appoint our office as alternate executor. It is also possible to appoint our office as co-executor – where we would act in conjunction with the other executor you choose. This generally occurs where clients want a loved one involved in the administration but do not want to burden them with administrative tasks.
Time and time again we have witnessed clients struggle with the decision of who to appoint as executor of their estate. Lypkie Henderson wants to provide a trusted solution by alleviating that stress and giving you the peace of mind that your final wishes will be honoured.
The duties of an executor are demanding and time consuming. The responsibility can be overwhelming for someone who is coping with the loss of a loved one and who has no experience in this area. Furthermore, someone who lives in another city, province of country may not have the ability to handle the day-to-day tasks that need to be addressed.
Our private executorship services may be appropriate for clients who:
- Do not want to burden their loved ones with this responsibility;
- Do not have family or friends they feel comfortable appointing;
- May be struggling with complicated family dynamics and would prefer to appoint an objective professional.