Estate Administration
Estate Administration Services
Many people do not wish to burden their family or friends by appointing them as executor, or may not have a suitable person in mind. This overwhelming job can take, on average, 1-2 years to complete. As your executor we perform all the tasks to settle your estate.
Who Can We Help?
We can help you if:
  • Those you trust don’t have the appropriate professional skillsets
  • Those you trust are elderly or predeceased
  • Those you trust live far away or in other legal jurisdictions
  • Those you trust live busy lives
  • Those you trust are elderly or may predecease you
  • Those you trust need the full support of a professional
  • Those you trust need partial support from a professional
  • You don’t have anyone appropriate to appoint
Legacy Private Trust Can be Appointed as:
  • Sole executor
  • Co-executor with a family member or trusted friend
  • Alternate executor for both spouses if the primary executor is unable or unwilling to act when the time comes
  • Agent to an individual who is acting as Executor, to help them with some or all of the tasks involved
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinating any funeral arrangements
  • Meeting any of the beneficiaries’ immediate financial needs
  • Meeting with family and beneficiaries
  • Making a careful inventory of the estate’s assets
  • Valuing the estate as of the date of death
  • Applying to the court for probate and paying probate taxes
  • Communicating with any beneficiaries and providing regular updates
  • Insuring estate assets
  • Oversight of estate investments and investment manager
  • Preparing, filing and paying final taxes
  • Cleaning out the deceased’s homes
  • Applying for a final tax clearance certificate
  • Setting up any ongoing trusts or charitable foundations
  • Distributing specific personal estate effects according to the Will
  • Preparing an accounting of receipts, disbursements, investments, liabilities and compensation
  • Returning all government-issued identification
  • Selling the deceased’s home and other real property
  • Ultimately, distributing the assets to the beneficiaries
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Personal Estate Plan Services
Personal Estate Plan Services
"The job of executor is no longer considered an honour. It can take, on average, over 160 hours of complex work."
-Carolyn Love