removal of an executor

how do I remove an executor of a will

Asked on May 2, 2017 under Estate Planning, Georgia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless they willingly step aside, an executor can only be removed if they breach their "fiduciary duty". In other words, if they are incompetent at handling estate adminsitrative matters and cannot adequately perform their duties, if they commit some sort of malfeasance (e.g.  self-dealing) of some sort, and the like. Here is a link to a site that will explain further: https://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/wills/removing-executor-of-will.htm


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