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Experience:  29 years of experience practicing law, including tax and estate planning.
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If I don't want to be the executor or administrator of the

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If I don't want to be the executor or administrator of the estate, can I be forced to be them ?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Richard replied 1 month ago.

Good morning. No, you can not. Even though someone may name you in their will as executor or administrator, you have no legal obligation to take on that responsibility. You simply need to decline to serve and in that case the successor executor/administrator named will be appointed. If there is no successor is named, anyone can petition the court to serve in that role and the court will decide whether or not that person is qualified to serve. But, in any case, you have no duty or obligation.

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