Who Should I Appoint as My Executor?

At de Bakker Law, we can help you choose the best person to be the Executor of your will.

Choosing an executor for your will is an important decision, as they will be responsible for carrying out your wishes after you pass away. Here are 6 key factors to keep in mind when selecting an executor:


You should choose someone you trust to act in your best interests and to carry out your wishes as specified in your will.


Your executor will have to handle many details and make sure that your wishes are carried out. You should choose someone who is organized and responsible enough to handle these tasks.


You should choose someone who is available to take on the responsibilities of being an executor. It is important that they are willing and able to take on this role. There can be challenges if the person you choose does not reside in Canada.

Knowledge and Skills

Your executor should have some knowledge of legal and financial matters, or be willing to consult with professionals as necessary. They should be able to make informed decisions on your behalf.

Personal Relationship

It is important to consider the personal relationship you have with your potential executor. You should choose someone who is willing to act as your executor, and who you feel comfortable communicating with about your final wishes.


An executor should be someone who is mature and responsible enough to handle the duties of administering your estate. They should be able to communicate effectively with family members and other beneficiaries, and able to manage any conflicts that may arise. You may want to choose at least one person who is younger than you, and likely to outlive you.

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Ultimately, the choice of an executor is a personal one. At de Bakker Law, we can guide you through the process of deciding. Give us a call for your will-planning needs.

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