death  legal


Question by  wokingdragon (56)

Does the personal representative of a will in Arizona have to live in Arizona?


Answer by  Dean (4035)

No. An individual can name an executor of his/her will. The residency of that individual is not relevant. It may be more convenient for the executor if he/she lives in the jurisdiction, but it is not essential. The executor then would have to travel to participate in the proceedings as needed.


Answer by  audiocupcakes (346)

No, they do not have to reside in Arizona. As long as the person who is having their will represented has stated in writing that they wish for that individual to be the persoonal representative and the document has been noterized by a notary, then it will stand up in a court of law.


Answer by  eyesfan (111)

No but any executor or representative must be legally filed and entered as such in a will. Where they reside does not matter.


Answer by  Advisor (1032)

No, although it is probably most common for the personal representative or executor of a will to reside in the same state, there is no law that stipulates such. If the representative is an attorney, he or she should have a right to practice in the state where the will was drafted.


Answer by  CherieMassoud (48)

No. There are no requirements regarding residency for a person or business to serve as a personal representative. The only conditions which would disqualify an otherwise legitimate representative would be a person under the age of 18, a foreign corporation, or someone found unsuitable in formal proceedings.


Answer by  fishlover49 (643)

The personal executor of a will does not have to live in the state in which the will was written or read. To be a personal representative of the will you must be 18 years or older and a direct family member or someone that has been named in the will.

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