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In the state of Florida can a felon be an executor of a will?

Clearwater, FL |

I am just curious whether or not a felony conviction can stop a person from being an executor

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  1. No. There is a statutory exclusion that would prevent such a person from being the personal representative (Florida term for "executor." The section is 733.303.  

    The above post is not intended as specific legal advice, since not all pertinent facts are known to the posting attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.

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    Office: 2505 W. Virginia Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33607
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    Clearwater, Florida 33766-4953
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  2. No-sorry.
    Florida statute does not allow felon to serve.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.


  3. As a felon you are statutorily excluded from serving as the Personal Representative for the estate.

    This answer has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.


  4. A person adjudicated guilty of a felony is disqualified from serving as a personal representative in Florida. However, if that person receives a pardon, the qualification is restored.

    This answer is for general purposes only and may not be relied upon as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by this answer.

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