How does power shift if the executor dies?
If one co-executor is alive and the other is deceased, does the executorship shift to the deceased's siblings?
How the duties of an executor shift upon the death of a co-executor is primarily determined by the terms of the Will. Most commonly you will find that the Will indicates that in the event of the death of one co-executor, the other co-executor continues to act as the sole executor. However, some Wills may provide for the appointment of a specifically designated successor co-executor to replace the deceased co-executor. In any event, the authority as executor would not automatically shift to the deceased's siblings.
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