Can I relinquish only part of my control as Co-Executor of a Will? 4 Answers as of May 24, 2011My sister and I are both co-executors of a will but both of us have different work schedules. I am considering relinquishing my right and letting her be the sole executor. However, I'm afraid that she will let the power go to her head and not allow me to have any say so in what I want from my parent's possessions. I know executors should work impartially and with my parent's best interests at heart, but I'm concerned that she will walk right over me. If I let go of this control, is there a way I can get it back or stop her if she gets out of hand?
Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
In a word, no, once you give up your position as co-executor, you've given it up and the only way back into power, so to speak, is to challenge the Will. I don't think it's in your best interest to resign your position. Remember, you're parents wanted both of you on there for a purpose. Perhaps they knew both of you better than you knew yourselves and they considered exactly what you're now considering. If you have further questions, consult with a local estate attorney and discuss it at length. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: New York