Some people have the unfortunate experience of having to have to deal with a number of deaths over the years and, whilst the actual death is unlikely to get any easier to handle, the process of dealing with their estate probably will.
But the fact is that a lot of executors are appointed precisely because they are significantly younger than the deceased – they are expected to outlive the person that died. Even when children or close descendants are appointed, this can be a part of the reason – it is not particularly unusual to have grandchildren or nephews and nieces appointed even where the most obvious candidate might be a child or sibling.
Because so many executors are younger, are of a different generation, many executors will not have dealt with the process before.
So we’re back to our question: what do you do when someone dies?
Luckily there are a number of guides out there: