If both executors to a Will die, is the Will still valid?

A Will was made 30 years ago naming a person as executor but she has passed. The same Will named another person executor in the event the first person named passed. The second person passed. The Will states everything she owns goes to her son.

Asked on September 16, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The will should still be valid. When the will is submitted to the probate court, the probate petition will have to request that someone else be appointed as executor. The son who will inherit according to the will could be a good person to serve as executor. 

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The will should still be valid. When the will is submitted to the probate court, the probate petition will have to request that someone else be appointed as executor. The son who will inherit according to the will could be a good person to serve as executor. 


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