The following Wills & Probate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The rights of a person appointed executor by a Will cease if they:
die without having taken out probate
fail to appear on being cited to take out probate
cannot be forced to act as executor
may renounce their right to take a grant so long as they have not impliedly indicated acceptance of the office by intermeddling with the estate
It is irrelevant that they had agreed to accept the office during the testator’s lifetime.
A person may have power reserved to them.
The rights of a person appointed executor by a Will also cease if:
probate is revoked
the court removes the pers
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