If appointed as an executor of a Will, can it be changed so as to allow someone else take over or can there be 2 executors?

The person who wrote the Will died.

Asked on September 9, 2014 under Estate Planning, Iowa


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

When you say "the person who write the WIll died" do you mean the attorney who prepared it or the testator?  I think you know that once a person dies their Will can not be altered.  If you as the testator wish to change it then you can either re do it or have a codicil done and attached to change the executor.  You can either have an alternate executor listed should the first one listed not be capable or just not wish to serve or you can list co executors.  If you list co executors please state if they can act independently of each other or must act together.   Good luck.

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