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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, May 27, 2016

Appointing a Stranger as a Will Executor?

Will executorIs it OK to appoint a stranger as executor of your will? Sometimes couples with no children find it hard to select someone to execute their will after one or both dies. So, if one partner dies first, it seems best to make the other the will executor with any necessary help. In selecting a will executor for when both die, it is best to shop around for or consult a lawyer that fits your criteria. Also, remember that friends and extended family members often have invaluable advice for recommendations.

See Quentin Fottrell, My Wife and I Don’t Trust Anyone To Be Executor of Our Will, MarketWatch, May 23, 2016.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2016/05/appointing-a-stranger-as-a-will-executor.html

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