What if I’m named as executor in the will?

If you are named as the executor in a will, your primary responsibility is to carry out the instructions and wishes of the testator (the person who wrote the will). This can typically only be done by opening a probate for the Decedent’s estate. The specific steps you need to take will depend on the circumstances of the estate, so it’s important to consult with an attorney to understand your legal obligations and ensure you fulfill them properly.