The job of an Estate Trustee (formerly called an “executor”) can be a difficult and often thankless task. The law imposes clear duties on estate trustees, and personal liability in some circumstances if the estate is not administered properly. Dealing with the demands and expectations of beneficiaries can be frustrating, and avoiding squabbles among the surviving family members may require sensitivity and diplomacy. There may be steps which can be taken in administering an estate which avoid problems, or reduce costs or taxes, with favourable results to the beneficiaries and which help achieve the intentions or wishes of the deceased person . If you are acting as an administrator of an estate, we can help guide you and advise you, so that your job is made easier and problems are avoided. We have excellent resources, including very competent estate clerks, to make your job as administrator easier.