Tasks of an executor throughout probate
I assume that your husband is known as as executor of the property of the deceased, Bonnie. An executor (or property trustee) is usually named in a will, however it might apply to the courtroom to be appointed if there isn’t a will.
It’s the duty of the executor to pay all money owed (together with funeral and testamentary bills), inheritance (plus succession duties), taxes, in addition to different associated liabilities of the deceased in Canada and overseas. If the property has extra liabilities than property, the property could possibly be thought-about bancrupt.
Collectors are to be paid in a selected order, and the executor may be personally accountable for not adhering to the proper sequence. That stated, neither the executor nor the beneficiaries must personally repay the money owed of the deceased if the property is bancrupt.
I assume the property in query, Bonnie, has extra property than liabilities, however there’s only a little bit of a money crunch, notably associated to prices that must be paid imminently.
If an property consists of actual property or money or investments at a monetary establishment, usually the executor should apply for a grant of probate to show they’ve authorized authority to cope with these property. To be able to get hold of probate, an executor should usually pay the probate charges or property administration tax as a part of the probate software.
Happily, an executor can request funds from a financial institution to pay bills like probate charges earlier than acquiring probate. The identical advances may be made for different payments, just like the excellent debt you’ve talked about.
When money is just not a part of the property
Nevertheless, for the reason that property your husband is dealing with has no money and solely actual property, Bonnie, it does make issues a bit harder. He could possibly strategy the beneficiaries of the property to ask them to entrance the money required to pay the payments and probate. These funds can be reconciled and paid again to them earlier than figuring out their share of the property.
Your husband might additionally pay the bills himself and, likewise, might reimburse himself as soon as money turns into out there.