Executors of an estate have an obligation to engage in the due administration of the estate.
Enormous obligations are cast upon an executor to gather in the estate, pay all testamentary debts and expenses and to distribute the estate in a correct and legal way.
Commonly, an executor is unsure of his or her obligations without legal advice.
Executors who seek to administer an estate without legal advice may place themselves in a difficult situation where they are personally liable for the creditors of the estate and for large claims against them.
An executor should always seek legal advice concerning the administration of an estate.