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The probate court will assign one. Or a relative can apply to be the executor.

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Can a cousin be an executor?

Certainly. Anyone can be named an executor of an estate, whether related to the deceased or not.

The Executor in a Will is deceased. Can a sibling of the deceased now be appointed?

The court will look at the Will to determine if an alternate executor is named. If not, then the state probably has a list of people, in order, who should be named as administrator of the estate. Relationship to the deceased executor is irrelevant.

What rights do the non executor surviving children of deceased parents have to the estate when only one is named executor?

Who serves as executor has no affect on the rights of the beneficiaries.

Is it legal to read a will when the deceased isn't actually deceased?

Only if you are the estate lawyer or have been named executor of the estate. No one else should be allowed to have a copy.

What does the executor of a will do if someone mentioned in will is deceased?

They will look to the wording of the will. It should specify whether that share goes into the general estate or to the deceased named person's estate or heirs.

Who becomes the executor of an estate if no one is named executor?

The court will appoint an executor if one wasn't named in the will. Anyone who is qualified under state law may petition for appointment.

Can there be only one co-executor?

No, in fact, you can have as many co-executors as needed. However, as you can imagine, the more co-executors you have, the more complicated administering the estate becomes. I always suggest that only one executor is named, followed by an alternate executor if the original executor cannot act, or has pre-deceased the testator.

Who is the executor of an estate if the executor on the copy of the will is deceased?

Upon the death of the testator the Will must be presented to probate court for allowance and the court must appoint the executor. The court will generally appoint the executor named in the Will if one was named. If that person is deceased or declines to serve the court will appoint a successor. An interested party can request appointment.

Can an executor spend money from the estate?

An executor is charged with acting in the best interests of the deceased and adhere to the stipulations of the will. An executor may acquire money from the estate if: 1. there are specific stipulations in the will that the executor is entitled to funds as compensation for their efforts. 2. The executor is a named beneficiary of the will, a situation that often happens with couples.

How do you sell a car from a deceased relative?

An action like that must be handled by the estate. If the deceased has left a will and named an executor, the executor must handle the disposal of any property. If no will was left, the courts will determine what happens to the property.

Can a convicted felon serve as an executor in the state of Virginia?

If the deceased has named this individual as the executor of their estate, I do not believe there is a prohibition against it.... unless.... the individual is incarcerated and unable to carry out those duties.

Will the probate court in IL give you access to your deceased parents financial info?

In the state of Illinois, if a person whose parents are deceased has been named executor of their estate, yes, all of their financial information will be given to the living executor upon request.

Can the executor of a will be changed after death?

Yes. An executor has no legal authority until the will has been filed with the probate court and the executor has been appointed by that court. If the person named as executor in the will is deceased or chooses not to act as executor, they can file a declination or the petitioner can note in the petition the named executor is deceased. In either case, some other person can petition for appointment as executor.

Can a relative get funds from a deceased relative if they have a death certificate?

No, the relative would need to be included in the will, be named as a beneficiary or power of attorney, or be owed money by the estate. The executor of the estate will be in touch if any funds are available.

What is the meaning of an executor and responsibility?

An executor is the e person who is responsible for settling the details of a deceased person's estate. There can be a single executor or one or more people charged with this job. An executor can be related to the deceased person, can be a friend or a lawyer, accountant, or other professional. The main requirement is that the person chosen as executor be at least 18 years old and have not been convicted of a felony. If you have been named the executor of someone's estate, you have been given a job of great responsibility. Some of these responsibilities include: paying creditors and taxes on the estate, notifying social security and other agencies of the deceased death, canceling credit cards among other things, and distributing the assets left in the estate.The executor of an estate has tremendous responsibility from small tasks to large ones. the executor of the deceased's estate must make sure all of the deceased's taxes and debts are paid, and then distribute what is left to the appropriate beneficiaries. The executor has a "fiduciary duty" to act in a manner of good faith and impartiality in making sure the wishes of the deceased are carried out to whatever extent possible

How do you register car with no title or will when previous owner is dead?

You can not register a car that you do not own. The car is owned by the estate of the deceased individual. The estate gets the title and then you buy it from the estate. Some legal process must occur to distribute the estate of a person who has died. Usually, someone is legally named the executor of the estate and had authority to settle the estate in a manner consistent with a will, if one exists. If no will, exists, the executor still has the power to sell or give away the items owned by the deceased. Technically, it is the estate which owns the car, with or without a title. If you want to become the onwer of the car you must have it transferred by the estate. It is the estate (and the executor is the agent for the estate) who must acquire title to the car. With appropriate documentation, such as a certificate of death and legal documentation identifying the executor, the executor can request a new title from the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles. That title may be in the name of the deceased or in the name of the estate. The estate owns the car. Only after the estate has the title can the estate sell or gift the car to someone.

Who becomes the beneficiary of a CD when the designated beneficiary is deceased?

Generally, when the named beneficiary is deceased and there is no contingent beneficiary named then the account will revert to the estate of the owner and pass as intestate property unless there was a will with a residuary clause.

Can you cash bonds if sister named executor?

Only the executor has the authority to liquidate assets of the estate.

Can power of attorney be revoked by heirs?

The persons wishing to have the POA invalidated must follow the prescribed legal procedure according to the laws of the state in which the POA was granted. When a POA grantor dies the POA becomes invalid and the deceased's financial matters become the jurisdiction of the probate court and the executor of the estate. If no executor was named in the Will or no Will was current the probate court appoints someone to oversee the estate of the deceased.

How do you change the executor of a will of deceased person?

You can't change the named executor in the will. The executor must be appointed by the court. At that time you have the opportunity to object to the appointment of the named executor and have your objection heard by the court. On the other hand, the named executor can decline if they don't want to serve as executor and another person can petition to be appointed.

Can the executor of a will be a beneficiary?

Yes. It is common for a beneficiary to be also named the executor. The contents of a Will remain private until the death of the testator so the person who is named as executor may not be known until the Will is read. As the role of an executor is merely to distribute the assets of the deceased in accordance with the terms of the Will of the deceased, an executor will have no say in how the Will is prepared or to whom the assets should be distributed. Therefore, there is no legal reason why an executor should not be named as a beneficiary in a Will. In fact it is quite often preferable for a family member (and beneficiary) to act in the role of executor. That arrangement is frequently used in wills executed by husband and wife or life partners where each leaves the entire estate to the other and names the other as the executor.

Can you do the probate on your father's will?

# If no executor was named in the will, then a person may petition the court to be appointed as such. Contact the clerk of the probate court in the city or county where the deceased lived and/or owned property. Answer 2: If no executor was named in the will, then the will is technically not a will. If the executor pre-deceased the testator then the main beneficiary of the will can prove the will. And yes this could be a son or any relative of the deceased.

Can a child who is not executor of estate be allowed to help the other two children who were named executor of estate in the cleanup of deaceased parents household with no spouse?


Who becomes executor of an estate if none was ever named?

The court will appoint one. If the beneficiaries agree, one of them can be appointed to the position. Otherwise, the court normally selects an attorney or a bank to fulfill the duties. No will shall fail because of lack of a named executor.

Can a executor named in a will override a person who has been granted letters of administration of the deceased estate?

No, they cannot over ride the appointed administrator. They would have to get the court to remove the letter of authority.