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As an executor of a will , can I appoint another member of ...

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As an executor of a will , can I appoint another member of family to take over this job, if I dont want to do it
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  leenathelawyer replied 8 years ago.
Hello, could you please let me know which state you are in? Thanks!
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Derbyshire UK
Expert:  Oxford Lawyer replied 8 years ago.

 

Hi Yes you can appoint an alternative executor. please click ACCEPT
thanks

OL

Expert:  QC replied 8 years ago.

Dear XXXXX

I am afraid I have to disagree with OL (in fairess, he doesn't often make mistakes). However, as executor you cannot appoint someone else, but you can appoint an attorney to act on your behalf, or you can 'renounce' probate which means that beneficiaries or co-executors have the right to act.

I suggest the Power of Attorney route is best.

I hope this helps, please click "accept".

Sincerely

QC

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