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Choose your executor.

Step 2: Information about the person who will administer your estate

Your executor will be in charge of distributing your estate to the people you've chosen in your will. This needs to be someone who you trust to do a good job. They don't need to already know how to do everything, but they do need to be willing to ask for help when they don't know what to do.

We recommend that you also choose an alternate executor, in case your first choice is unable to serve in that capacity. You can choose co-executors to do the job together, but that can lead to complications when they don't agree. Your executor cannot be less than 18 years old, and in some cases people who have been convicted of a felony will not be allowed as an executor.


Click here to add an alternate executor.

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