What happens if my executor dies before you?
- If he dies either before you or after you but before obtaining probate of your estate, the other executors (if you have named more than one) take on the task. If this leaves you with no executor, the principal beneficiary will have to apply for 'Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed'.
- If one of your executors dies after you and after obtaining probate of your estate but before the estate is finalised, the other executors continue the task. If there are no other executors, the executor of the deceased executor takes over both your estate and the executor's estate.