You also have the right to decline taking on the job of being an executor.
William had no interest in becoming executor of estate for his uncle and for good reason.
William’s uncle was a hardworking man and did everything right.
He had two children, but he did not have confidence in either of them when it came to managing finances.
The relationship between his children was always volatile. Both loved their father, but only one child went really went out of their way to look after him.
When William’s uncle died, he left a small estate to the children, to be split 50/50.
One day, William got a phone call from a lawyer informing him that he had been designated as executor to his uncle’s estate.
As much as he loved his uncle, he declined. William said to the lawyer, “You have to accept my resignation, and you have to cc me on the letter, because I need everybody involved with the estate to know, legally, that I’m declining because I was not aware that I was put as executor.”
So, the lawyer sent a letter to his two cousins, including William. He declined being the executor because, as he put it, “I did not want to be part of this ‘shit show.’”
William knew first hand that his cousins did not get a long and they were always arguing. He knew would not be able to do the job his uncle wanted completed.
The choice is yours.
You can always decline to becoming executor of estate and pass the responsibility onto someone else.