My brother and sister have been named executors. I don’t think they have been appointed by the court yet. The 2 executors are not getting along. My brother is uncooperative. Can myself, and 2 sisters remove him?

Asked on June 21, 2018 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts


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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The reasons for removal of an executor as well as the process for it is explained in the following article:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If the Will includes procedures for removal of an executor, follow those procedures for naming a successor.
If the Will is silent on this issue, petition the probate court for removal of the executor and appointment of a successor.
An executor is required.

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