Does an executor of a person’s Will have to live in the same state as them?

Asked on December 9, 2012 under Estate Planning, Virginia


Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No. However, life for the executor is made a little easier if in the same state of the deceased, and preferably in the same  county of the probate; however not required. Bonding requirements for an out of state executor are a little more stringent, than an instate executor.

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