In Florida, can the executor of a will be also a beneficiary in the same will?

Asked 6 months ago - West Palm Beach, FL

In Florida, can the executor of a will be also a beneficiary in the same will?

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  1. Astrid de Parry

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    Answered . Yes, of course.
    It is quite normal to name a family member in both capacities.

  2. David Michael Goldman

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    Answered . As long as they are qualified as a PR they there is nothing that would prohibit a beneficiary from being named the executor or PR simply because they are a beneficiary.

    My comments are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship, are not confidential, and are not... more
  3. Christopher Quinn Wintter

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    Answered . Yes

  4. Joseph Gufford III

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    Answered . Yes. Simple question, simple answer.

    This response is to an unknown person and is for general information purposes only. Under the terms of AVVO... more
  5. Pamela Thea Higer Polani

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    Answered . In Florida, the executor is referred to as the Personal Representative, in case you were confused by some of the answers you received. We wish all questions were this easy to address. Thank you for posting!

    I may be further reached by email (polani@bellsouth.net) or through my website (www.bocadelrayattorneyatlaw.com).... more

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