Glossary

Administrator

means a person or corporation appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person who dies either without a will or with a will but without an executor or the executor dies or is unable or unwilling to act as executor

Appointor

the person who can appoint and remove the trustee of a trust and therefore is the person who controls the trust

Attorney

the person who receives the power to act on behalf of another. The terms grantee or donee may also be used

Beneficiary

someone who receives a benefit under a will or trust

Codicil

a document executed as a will but which amends an existing will

Donee

see Attorney

Donor

see Principal

Enduring Guardianship

the appointment of an enduring guardian pursuant to the provisions of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW)

Enduring Power of Attorney

a type of power of attorney that continues to operate after the principal loses mental capacity

Estate

all the assets of the deceased person wherever located