My aunt died. She left no will. My siblings and I are the heirs, but live out of state. Her state (Alabama) requires the administrator to be a state resident. We are not sure who should be in charge of the estate. Is the attorney we are using the best option. We are leaning towards this, but he is saying we should use a family friend who lives in that state. We just want someone with expertise in estate matters so to us an attorney makes sense. Any reason why he wouldn't want this designation?