Can I name more than one executor?

Yes, you can name two or more executors to serve at the same time.  However, the parties must work in concert with one another.  Some banks do not recognize co-executors.  Keep this in mind, especially if potential co-executors live in separate areas.  

You can name one executor and then alternate executors should the first-named executor not want to serve or pass away.  

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1. What is a will and do I need one?
2. Can a will save money?
3. Can I prepare my own will?
4. Can I name more than one executor?
5. What effect does a will have on real estate owned jointly by husband and wife?
6. What effect does a will have on joint bank accounts or certificates of deposit?
7. Can I leave assets to a minor?
8. What effect does a divorce have on a will?
9. What does it mean for a will to be self-proving? What happens if the will is not self-proving?
10. Who becomes the guardian of orphaned minors if there is no will?
11. If there is no will, then who gets what?
12. Do all states have the same probate laws?