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Changing the executor of your will

We have covered some of the different issues that arise with respect to wills, but it is important to keep in mind that certain events (such as a death or divorce) or a change of heart may necessitate key revisions to an estate plan. For example, you may need to change the executor of your will because the previous person you had assigned these responsibilities to is no longer capable of serving as the executor or you do not want them to have these responsibilities. There are a number of important points to keep in mind when it comes to naming an executor.

First of all, it is essential for you to take action if you believe that changing the executor is best. People should not feel trapped or bullied into leaving their will as it is, even though it goes against their wishes. Next, you should promptly move forward with the changes and make sure that the new person you have in mind is fully capable of serving as the executor. You may need to discuss the responsibilities that come with this commitment and make sure that they are fully ready to be an executor.

If the person who you named as the executor of your estate has passed away, or if you are no longer on good terms with them, it is essential to find the right replacement. Our estate planning page will give you more insight on various estate topics that are intertwined with naming an executor.

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