Q: I am trying to find a Probate attorney. Unfortunately my boyfriend left a holographic will that names me as executor.
Because he listed so many beneficiaries I am running into a problem finding someone who will take it. What happens then?
A: If there are assets, and the will is valid, someone will take it I would think. You should lodge the will in the probate court of the county he resided at death. Happy to chat with you if you contact me. Good luck. -John
A: Typically the amount of beneficiaries listed is not an issue. It depends on the size of the estate and if there is enough assets to fulfill the amount of potential gifts listed in the will as well as your ability to properly contact all the beneficiaries listed as they will all have to be notified by law.
A: Sorry for your loss. If you are in possession of the will, you need to "lodge" it with the court in the county in which your boyfriend last resided. If the estate is large enough, it should not be a problem finding a probate attorney, even with a large number of beneficiaries. If you do not want to handle the estate, you do not have to. In general, a named executor does not have to start a case, and can decline appointment if a probate proceeding is initiated. Check with a probate attorney to be sure you are not in special circumstances which could differ from the general rules.
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