Arlington, TX asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Texas

Q: please see prior question that was not answered. if someone has no one to designate, can a lawyer be that person. thanks

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Beth Ann Serafini-Smith
Beth Ann Serafini-Smith
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Katy, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I am not sure what you are asking, but, if you are asking if an attorney can be designated as an executor under a Will, the answer is yes, but you would want to ask that attorney first if he/she would agree to serve as the executor. Furthermore, you would always want to have an alternate executor named in case the attorney you designated first to serve is not able to act as executor for whatever reason.

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: There are professional fiduciairies who may serve. Some of them are lawyers. However, it will cost. In addition, apart from a close family member, a lawyer cannot prepare and serve as executor of someone's Will.

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