Can an Attorney be the Executor?

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Can My Estate Planning Attorney Be the Executor of My Will?

If you are interested in choosing an attorney to be your executor, you should take the time to understand all your options. The attorney you choose will have a huge impact on your family after you pass away.

An Attorney as an Executor

Your attorney can act as an executor and take on many of the duties associated with executing a will. However, you should also consider the potential hazards of having your attorney do this.

As an executor, you are legally obligated to follow the wishes of your decedent. Your attorney can help you understand what you need to do to make sure this happens.

Consult a professional

Your attorney can help you avoid a court fight by providing legal guidance on advance directives, such as the last will and a power of attorney. You should also be careful to discuss your goals with your attorney. If your attorney is a professional fiduciary, you may want to consider paying him or her higher fees.

Hiring a lawyer

While you can hire an estate planning lawyer to help you, you can also name a family member as your personal representative. Your attorney will be able to help you determine who is qualified to be an executor in your state.

Choosing a competent and trusted person

Ultimately, you will want to make sure that you choose a competent, trusted person. A parent, spouse, or child are common examples.

If you are a person who does not live near the estate, you may want to hire a company to perform services. The company should have a bond to ensure that you will be able to complete your duties. The executor should understand where the estate is located, how records are kept, and where the decedent’s bank accounts are.

Free consultation from one of the best Law Firms

If you have questions, you can get a free consultation with the Best Estate Planning Lawyers.

Parklin Law – Estate Planning Lawyer
5772 W 8030 S, # N206
West Jordan UT 84081
(801) 618-0699
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Disclaimer: This is not legal advice and is simply an answer to a question and that if legal advice is sought to contact a licensed attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction.

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5772 W 8030 S, # N206
West Jordan UT 84081
(801) 618-0699

Sandy, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sandy City Hall in September, 2009

Sandy City Hall in September, 2009
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.

Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 40°34′21″N 111°51′35″WCoordinates40°34′21″N 111°51′35″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1893

 • Mayor Monica Zoltanski[1]

 • Total 24.16 sq mi (62.58 km2)
 • Land 24.15 sq mi (62.55 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)

4,450 ft (1,356 m)

 • Total 96,904
 • Estimate 

 • Density 3,990.73/sq mi (1,540.84/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84070, 84090-84094
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-67440[4]

Sandy is a city in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, located in Salt Lake CountyUtah, United States. The population of Sandy was 87,461 at the 2010 census,[5] making it the sixth-largest city in Utah. The population is currently estimated to be about 96,380 according to the July 1, 2019 United States Census estimates.[6]

Sandy is home to the Shops at South Town shopping mall; the Jordan Commons entertainment, office and dining complex; and the Mountain America Exposition Center. It is also the location of the soccer-specific America First Field (formerly known as Rio Tinto Stadium), which hosts Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC home games, and opened on October 8, 2008.

The city is currently developing a walkable and transit-oriented city center called The Cairns. A formal master plan was adopted in January 2017 to accommodate regional growth and outlines developments and related guidelines through the next 25 years, while dividing the city center into distinct villages. The plan emphasizes sustainable living, walkability, human-scaled architecture, environmentally-friendly design, and nature-inspired design while managing population growth and its related challenges.[7]

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