The attorney who drafted my father's will in FL is also named as the executor in the will.
We (the family) don't know if he self-appointed or if he "guided" my easily-influenced father in the decision to name him as executor.
My father has an estate of around 3 million, with assets in the US and Europe. I've read in legal texts that sometimes estates can be deemed "complex", and as such, the executor can petition the courts for even a larger fee.
To a lay person, this sounds like a HUGE conflict of interest, but I'm curious to hear the opinions of other lawyers:
Is it a conflict of interest to act as the drafting attorney of a will as well as the executor?