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How does it work when you have 2 executors of a will..

Tifton, GA |

I will have power of attorney when the times comes...hopefully many years away...but I don't understand how 2 executors work....what happens if they can not agree....

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I don't understand your question. Try posting again. Powers of attorney have nothing to do with wills, as they expire when the Grantor dies.

It is almost always a bad idea to have joint executors in a will.

But again, I don;t understand your question, so please post again.


When two executors are named, the will should provide some form of tie-breaker system. Absent that many states have rules that require unanimous agreement on all actions. If executors become deadlocked, then they may have to petition a probate court to resolve the deadlock.

Hope this helps.
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