What is an executor of a Will?

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Keep hearing the word ‘executor’ but no idea what it is? You’re not alone! 

Luckily former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis is on hand with the answer! 

An executor of a Will is the person that you appoint to ensure your final wishes are carried out.  

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Their responsibilities will include things like registering the death, arranging the funeral, and sorting any finances, along with other important tasks. 

They are usually professionals, friends, family members or institutions such as banks and even some charities. 

For more information, visit our guide on executors of a Will.