The Unexpected Responsibility: Frank’s Journey as an Executor

January 5, 2024 by QLAdmin

Frank stood amidst the possessions that once belonged to his late mother, Anne. Everywhere he looked, memories echoed. Not only was he grappling with the loss, but he was also burdened with the hefty responsibility of being the executor of her will, a task for which he felt utterly unprepared.

Though Anne led an independent life apparently without significant debts or extravagant assets, a brief dig into her affairs painted a more complex picture for Frank. He discovered a number of legal and financial intricacies that required attention. With a demanding job and a family of his own, Frank felt overwhelmed by the prospect of winding up his mother’s estate, especially given his lack of experience in such matters.

Frank considered his options and found Quill Legal. We are an Edinburgh based executry law firm and after our first consultation, Frank gained a clearer understanding of the winding-up process.He chose to entrust Quill Legal with the intricacies of his mother’s estate administration. Providing him with a comprehensive breakdown, I handled everything from paperwork for the Sheriff Court to potential tax ramifications.

As we delved deeper, some undisclosed debts surfaced. However, with careful management and sound advice, Frank was able to settle these in good time. The journey not only ensured that he met his obligations as an executor but also gave him peace of mind, confident that every aspect was managed within the boundaries of the law.

Kay Blaikie can be contacted by calling 0131 564 1044 or by email :

Kay Blaikie

Principal of the Firm

Get in touch with me when you need reliable legal advice on any aspect of Executries, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Notarial services.

Telephone: 0131 564 1044