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Asked on: 8/19/10, 3:03 pm

How to I go about petitioning a court to named as the executor of an estate if there was no will?

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Answered on: 8/24/10, 3:54 pm by Arnold Nager

You apply in the Surrogate's Court located in the county where the decedent lived at death to be named Administrator of the estate. A close relative has priority, i.e.: surviving spouse, child, etc. You may be required to post a bond.

This can be done for you by an attorney.


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Answered on: 8/27/10, 7:52 pm by Walter LeVine

I agree with Arnold on the procedure and the priority of who can qualify.


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