How does an executor of an estate make a distribution?
An executor must gather in and account for all the estate’s assets, in whatever form and wherever they exist. They must pay all the estate liabilities and deal with final tax matters. Prudent executors will not make any distribution to beneficiaries until they have done all this and paid all the outstanding expenses of the estate.
Can a will executor make an interim distribution?
In what is a first in B.C., and likely across Canada, the court ordered an executor to make an interim distribution of funds to the residuary beneficiaries of a will. As is generally the case with estate litigation, the case had rather unique facts.
What happens if the executor of an estate dies?
If the beneficiaries and heirs of an estate cannot locate the executor of the estate, or if the executor dies, the local probate court will appoint someone to be the executor. The court will issue “letters testamentary,” which document authorizes the executor to act on behalf of and in the best interest of the estate.
Can a court order an executor to release a beneficiary?
In the Muth Estate decision, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta held that executors who fail to secure a release prior to a distribution will not be able to force beneficiaries to indemnify them for unpaid debts after the inheritance has been paid out.
Can an executor of an estate make a distribution?
The executor does not have the right to give away items of value to charities unless specifically authorized by the will or the court. Actually making distributions to heirs is usually one of the last things the executor does in settling the estate.
When can an executor be compelled to make an interim distribution?
In summary, depending on the circumstances – usually where there has been significant delay in administering the estate – a beneficiary may request and compel an executor to make an interim distribution prior to completion of the estate administration.
Who is the executor and beneficiary of an IRA?
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What can an executor of an estate do?
Executors cannot do things which are contrary to the benefit of heirs, beneficiaries, and the estate. This means if you suspect an executor is withholding your inheritance distributions, you would have the right to sue the estate, or litigate to suspend, remove and replace the executor. What is an Executor of Will or Administrator of Estate?