When it comes to property division during a separation and divorce, matters are rarely black and white. For couples in a common-law relationship, things can become even more complicated.
As an executor, your duty is to fulfill the requirements set out by the testator's will. In other words, you are responsible for making sure that a person's final wishes are carried out according to plan. Depending on the will (or lack thereof) and the size and nature of the estate, this has the potential to be a long, complicated job.
At first glance, being asked to serve as executor may seem like an honour. After all, it indicates that someone trusts you enough to handle what matters the most to them. While in some cases this certainly rings true, taking on the role of an estate executor has the potential to be a long, thankless job.
While no marriage or common-law partnership begins with an end in mind, divorce is sometimes an inevitable conclusion to a relationship. Whether parting ways is the result of a mutual agreement or is based in conflict, there are certain legal obligations that must be fulfilled.