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If an executor dies before the testator and a new one is not

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If an executor dies before the testator and a new one is not named does that invalidate the will when the testator dies?
What should be done in this case?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 6 years ago.

Good day,

I always strive to reply in the shortest possible time,I may be delayed answering other questions, attending a meeting or in court.


No this will not invalidate the Will as normally the residuary beneficiary would take over as executor.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Who is the residuary beneficiary?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can you confirm in the case of a single beneficiary being named in the will then that person becomes the executor?
Expert:  F E Smith replied 6 years ago.

Good morning,


In this case if there is only one person named as the beneficiary then that person would become the executor.


Best wishes F E