But who will process all this once you are dead? This is the problem. Applying for probate is a bit complicated. Its even more complicated when there is no will. And acting as an executor for someone's will is not easy. It takes a lot of time and is stressful - especially when beneficiaries are eager to get their hands on the estate. The executor generally doesn't get paid - unless they are a professional. But they can apply to the Supreme Court to get payment - another complciation. Executors can also be liable for mistakes and debts incurred - eg. if they do not properly advertise or mistakenly distribute money they can be personally liable to a beneficiary who missed out. The best way is to gift everything before you die - and then die with a tax debt.