Andalusia, AL asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma

Q: Does Oklahoma require that the Executor of a Will to be a resident of Oklahoma?

Does Oklahoma require that the Executor of a Will to be a resident of Oklahoma? The Will was signed by a resident of Oklahoma? Parents live in Oklahoma and son lives in another state.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tyler R. Barrett
Tyler R. Barrett
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Hi, thanks for your question. Oklahoma does not require the Exexutor (or Personal Representative) of a Will to be a resident. Nevertheless, depending on the circumstances of a particular situation, it could be more prudent to name an Executor who lives near the Will maker. Each case is different, and the decision about who to name as Executor is one of the most important in the estate planning process. Therefore, you should consult with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney.

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