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It is legal for an executor to assist in the creation of the will or trust (testamentary document), but do be aware that this assistance can bring the document into question in the future as the executor/beneficiary is both assisting the individual create the division, then benefiting from it.
So, if there is a dispute over the division or the executor's duties, the executor will need to be able to demonstrate that the distribution was the testator's intent and that there was no undue influence. (This can be so significant an issue in some cases, that the executor's share of the distribution as a beneficiary is not only called into question, but there is also claims of "financial abuse of an elder" being claimed by disaffected beneficiaries).
So, while it is legally acceptable, it is not without risk.
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