My brother is currently listed as the executor of my parents will. He dies recently. Can I write up the codicil to change the executor on the will-have my parents sign it in the presents of two witnesses who will not benefit from the estate?
2 Answers from Attorneys
I would suggest you have an attorney prepare the codicil. It shouldn't cost very much for a simple codicil changing the executor and it pays to have it done right.
I agree with Mr. Labovitz. While a codicil is a simple document, it can be invaluable to involve an attorney at this point. An attorney can spot problems that you might miss. Also, some of your family members may complicate matters if you are nominated to act under a Codicil that you had such a large part in creating.