Duties of Executors and Administrators
Executors and Administrators represent the estate for all purposes, and can sue or be sued on it’s behalf. They hold legal title to the estate property, but they cannot use that property to benefit themselves unless explicitly permitted by the Will itself.
Executors Entitlements Under a Will
Executors and Administrators can only make limited claims for the duties they perform. They are entitled to expenses incurred in carrying out the Will or Estate and they may also make claims for commission. Executor’s commission is not an automatic right, but it is possible if the Will provides for it or if all the beneficiaries have agreed to it, or the Executor makes application to the Court for such allowance. Other than these circumstances, executors are not entitled to reap any benefit under the Will or Estate.