Can an Executor of a Will Also Be a Beneficiary?


An executor can be beneficiary provided the Will contains appropriate wording.
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If the estate is insolvent, the beneficiaries won't be entitled to any distributions. The executor's first duty in handling a will is to meet the liabilities of the deceased. These
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Chuck, the answer to your questions depends on state and local law. In New York, as in most other states, you may compel the Executor to "Account," which is a court procedure
You may need to consider hiring an attorney to file a motion with the court - perhaps a Show Cause. This would make the executor appear in court and explain the reasons for delaying
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An executor can also become a beneficiary of a will if the will contains the appropriate wording. However this fact can be overruled if the executor was also a witness during the signing of the will.
Under present English law, an executor can be a beneficiary of a will though witnesses to a will may not be beneficiaries. The executor to a will can be decided by the writer of the will or the immediate beneficiary.
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