Who is responsible for expenses in a est...

Asked by Izakvdm on 18-06-2021 10:51:42
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape

Who is responsible for expenses in a estated. Nothing was specified in the will.

Must all the exspenses come out of the cash in the estate or can only be 1 person responsible for it. 3 people in the will.

According to me the exspenses must come out of the cash but the estate lawyer want me to pay for everything and the other members get all the money.

Also can someone that past away 7 days later still get money from this estate. 

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 21-06-2021 20:34:02

Hi there,

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Q: Who is responsible for expenses in an estate? - The estate is responsible. The executor must sell assets to cover the expenses.

Q: Must all the exspenses come out of the cash in the estate? - Yes.

Q: or can only be 1 person responsible for it? - Only if the Will actually says that!

Q: According to me the exspenses must come out of the cash but the estate lawyer want me to pay for everything and the other members get all the money. --> You are right, the estate lawyer is wrong. 

Q: Also can someone that past away 7 days later still get money from this estate.  --> Yes, definitely. Unless the Will says otherwise.

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