An executor is a person who will deal with your estate after you die.
The job of your executors is to apply for the probate documents, pay your debts (out of your estate assets) and distribute your estate in accordance with your will.
It is advisable to have at least two executors in case one is unable or unwilling to act.
However, too many executors tend to make the probate process more protracted as more people are involved who must be party to the different probate forms etc. and the decision making.
We allow you to appoint up to four executors, but many wills appoint two executors.
Just put in as much of their last known address as you know, even if it is just the town name. For example:
I appoint my cousin William Smith of ...
- ... 34 High Street, Newquay, Cornwall.
- ... High Street, Newquay, Cornwall.
- ... Newquay, Cornwall.
The above examples are all fine, but the more information the better.