Ellicott City, MD asked in Estate Planning for Maryland

Q: I want to be taken off a friend's will as executor, but she isn't cooperating. What recourse do I have?

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A: You are not legally required to serve when she dies

Cedulie Renee Laumann agrees with this answer

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You have no control over what someone puts in their will. However, anyone can decline to accept appointment as an executor. Just because someone names you their executor does not mean that you have to accept it. If you refuse the honor, someone else may petition to be appointed or the court will name someone. You are under no obligation.

Cedulie Renee Laumann agrees with this answer

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