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The people are right. The problem arises when the co-executors can't agree on something. You end up having to get the court to approve almost everything that happens and that increases the fees, etc.
It's been my experience that things go well less than 10% of the time when co-executors are appointed.
Many judges won't do it because it ends up tying up the court.
In addition, there are additional expenses because you have to have two bonds, sometimes each executor has to have their own lawyer if any disputes arise, etc.
If that is the only reason it is complicated then I would suggest 2 executors. Why should one child (age 27) have more say so than the other (age 26)? (Rhetorical) I would therefore advise my younger daughter to challenge the exeutorship from the beginning. She can do that - correct?
She can challenge it, sure.
Did your ex wife leave a will?
No will. But the child who wants all the power is the least considerate of others in my opinion. You have answered my question. And I thank you unless you have something else to add.
No, that's it. If there was no will then no child has more "right" to be executor than any other child.
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New question. Decedent (my mother) died testate and will has been admitted. Am also son of decedent whose residence was in Ohio. I have been assigned as executor of estate in Ohio. Decedent owns land (<$10,000) in Alabama and I want to purchase it. Proceeds will go into trust of decedent. Decedent had no other assets in Alabama. How do I go about purchasing the land? Do I have to go through probate? Do you know how things work in Alabama courts?
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