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What hey probably meant is you were designated as the executor in a will.
There is a difference between being the executor and being designated as the executor in a will.
The first one just means someone put it in their will. To actually be the executor you would have to file with the court and ask to be appointed as the executor.
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Basicly,a third party is saying "I failed miserably as an executor" but as I said before I do not know of the existance of any will. I know I did not sign any papers or know anything of a will. Can I be held legally responsible if this is the case?
No. If you were never appointed as an executor by the court then you weren't an executor.
Even if someone designates you as the executor in a will that doesn't actually do anything until a court actually probates the will and appoints you as the executor.
So, in short, you're not the executor and have no duties until a court says you are the executor.
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