Execution of wills

When the testator determines how his or her assets are to be distributed, he or she wants to ensure that his or her provisions are complied with and implemented. He should therefore appoint an executor to administer the estate and hand over the assets to the designated heirs and legatees. He can also supervise conditions and obligations or fulfil conditions: for example, the provision of the widowed spouse. If minors are eligible as heirs, the executor should administer the estate until they are of legal age or have reached business maturity after training and entering the profession.

The  Topics

  • Which conditions of the will should the executor supervise?
  • What dispositions should the executor ensure?
  • How long must the execution of the will last?
  • Who should be the executor?
  • Is there a substitute executor?
  • Should there be different executors for business and private assets?
  • Should the executor be able to decide on heirs and succession?
  • Are family members suitable executors?
  • Do banks and other institutions make sense as executors?
  • How should an executor be remunerated?

Round Table

We rightly talk about these topics in our Round Table meetings. The Round Table is an action of Herfurth & Partner and serves to clarify and secure wishes and decisions in the family in connection with assets, provision and succession.

The next dates can be found in the Round Table section (welcome homepage).


Further information on many topics can be found in the Publications section (welcome homepage).

Your counsellor

Angelika Herfurth

Attorney at law and specialist lawyer for family law

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