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I am an executor what do I need to do first?

Your first responsibility as executor is to ensure the funeral arrangements are taken care of. Following that the best thing one can do is to contact RESOLVED as soon as possible. We will guide you through what you need to do and when.

What is probate and do I need it?

Probate is the process in which the court validates the will, appoints an estate trustee. For this there is a fee based on the value of the estate. Under certain circumstances it may be required or recommended. RESOLVED can assist you in navigating through this.

Can I arrange my own affairs so my executor and family will face less stress when I die?

Yes you can and RESOLVED will assist you with our Priority Point Program to guide you through.

Is there a list of things an executor needs to do?

Yes there is however each estate is different. Resolved will guide you through preparing your customized checklist according to what applies to your circumstances.

How does RESOLVED help the executor make sure nothing is forgotten?

At RESOLVED we work closely with you to ensure that Nothing is Forgotten and are available to you for an entire year. During a meeting with your family and executor we will review over 100 items and prepare a custom prioritized to do list and provide the tools to keep you organised.

The bank will not allow me to access the deceased’s funds without Probate. How do I cover the expenses for the estate?

In most cases the executor will have to arrange to cover the expenses until the time that the certificate of probate is issued.

Am I as the executor responsible for the debts of the estate?

In Ontario you are not personally liable for the debts of the estate. However you are responsible to ensure that you administer the estate in accordance with Ontario law. Failure to do so can result in serious penalties. RESOLVED will help you protect yourself.

How do I deal with the deceased’s social media (Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc..) accounts and can I get the passwords?

The RESOLVED process walks you through dealing with all types of social media accounts.

Are there death benefits available for the estate and surviving family?

There may be benefits available for the estate and surviving family members. RESOLVED diligently works with you to find any benefits available to you.

How do I transfer registered firearms gifted under a will?

There is a certain procedure to transfer registered firearms which Resolved will guide you through along with all the forms necessary.



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