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Maryland---I am in the process of preparing a Codicil to

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Maryland---I am in the process of preparing a Codicil to Last Will & Testament to change the name of the personal representative. The new personal representative is not a Maryland resident. It is my understanding that since the PR is not a MD resident, a Maryland resident has to agree to act as the PR's agent. 1) Does this need to be set forth in the Last Will and Testament or does this happen after the death of the individual? 2) can the agent be a agent for service of process such at CT Corporation?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.

Hi Michele. No, this does not need to be in the Codicil itself; it's addressed after your death in the event your executor is not a Maryland resident at that time. And, yes, at that time, yes, CT Corporation or similar entity, can act as agent for service. An "entity" is included within the definition of "person."

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