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Q: Executor of Floridai estate ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Executor of Floridai estate
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: rsgurian-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 09:30 PST
Expires: 19 Jan 2006 09:30 PST
Question ID: 607988
I am the step son of a Florida resident. I also live in Florida. I am
the "executor" named in the will. May I also be named as a recipient
in the will (the estate in question will be divided 7 ways with both
Florida and non-Florida residents)
Subject: Re: Executor of Floridai estate
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 20 Dec 2005 10:11 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi rsgurian,

Yes, it is entirely permissible for an executor (personal
representative) of a will to also be a beneficiary in Florida. In
fact, this is quite common.

You will need to hire an attorney.


Probate Law in Florida:
..."Florida?s probate law requires most personal representatives to
employ an attorney, for two very important reasons: Florida has a rule
that unless the personal representative or an ?executor? is the only
beneficiary, it is necessary that he or she hires a licensed attorney
to assist in the probate administration. This helps alleviate
difficulty in a situation involving multiple people, where tensions
may run high, by adding a sort of middleman to the equation..."

What is an executor/ personal representative?
..."This is the person who will carry out your desires as is outlined
in your will. The executor/ personal representative will have numerous
duties under the probate code. In Florida, this person must be your
relative or a Florida resident..."

Can a beneficiary be an Executor?
..."A: There is no restriction on a beneficiary being an Executor and
in fact it is quite common, for example, for a spouse or mature child
to be a beneficiary under the Will and to be an Executor as well.
However a beneficiary should never be a witness to your Will..."

Executor of Florida estate

Florida Bar

If I can assist you further, please ask for a clarification!


Search terms used at Google:
Florida executor OR "personal representative" beneficiary
rsgurian-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
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