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Who Can Be Appointed Executor (Personal Representative)?

The executor who is named to the will can be appointed, however there are certain things that would disqualify someone from serving as the executor. Such as, a criminal conviction of certain types and also if there is some instance of bad character or if they a conflict with the estate. For instance, they owed the decedent money or there is some evidence that they committed some sort of fraud. So those are things that would disqualify someone but typically people who get named as the executor in the will of the person that the testator trusted to handle their affairs and that person has usually been vetted by the decedent prior to being named.