This is a common question often asked by clients and comes from a misconception that there’s a conflict between the two roles.
Using a stationery form to write your Will may seem like an inexpensive option. Our team regularly review handwritten Wills that contain minor (and major) errors that mean they are not valid or – worse still – don’t have the effect that the Will maker intended. Literally not worth the paper they’re written on.
If you have been named as the Executor of someone’s Will, you may decide not to take on the role. If you do decide to act as an Executor, you have certain legal responsibilities and duties.