The Executor is essentially the representative for you after you die. Their main role is to finalise your personal, financial and legal affairs.
The main responsibilities of an Executor are to:
• apply for a grant of probate if necessary,
• preserve the assets for distribution,
• identify and gather the estate assets,
• pay any liabilities,
• defend the estate during any legal proceedings,
• manage your tax affairs after your death
• distribute the assets