Can a family member living on one US coast be elected the exectuor of an estate? 9 Answers as of July 10, 2013

Can a family member living on one US coast be elected the exectuor of an estate of a family member living elsewhere?

Ask a Local Attorney. 100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

Free Case Evaluation by a Local Lawyer: Click here
Raxter Law
Raxter Law | Jeremiah Raxter
A party can generally choose anyone they wish to be an executer. However, choosing someone who isn't local creates a large number of administration nightmares. A professional trustee/fiduciary might be a good choice. I wish you well in your estate planning.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/12/2011
Law Offices of Timothy G. Kearney, LLC
Law Offices of Timothy G. Kearney, LLC | Timothy G. Kearney
Yes. Many times the executor/executrix is not in state. In these instances they may choose to decline serving or hire an attorney in state to process the estate.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 7/11/2011
Sariol Legal Center
Sariol Legal Center | Frank R. Sariol
Anyone living anywhere can be named executor of an estate. The practicality of it, however, may tell you to choose a person closer to where the estate will be probated
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/11/2011
Law Offices of Brian Chew
Law Offices of Brian Chew | Brian Chew
Yes, anyone can be nominated as executor. Often, very little of what an executor needs to will require their physical presence in the area where the person who dies was living.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/11/2011
The Schreiber Law Firm
The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
Do you mean can someone not living in the state where the deceased resided be the executor of the estate? Yes they can.You do not have to live in the state. However, it is more difficult to administer an estate from a distance, and an out of state executor will likely have to post a bond.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/11/2011
Click to View More Answers: