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Surrogate’s Court: Eligibility Requirements For Executors/Administrators

  • By: Christopher C. Haner
  • Published: November 4, 2015

In order to be eligible to serve as the Executor or Administrator of a deceased person’s estate, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. be at least 18 years old; and
  2. be mentally competent; and
  3. generally speaking, a citizen of the United States; and
  4. not have been convicted of a felony; and
  5. not be a drug addict, drunkard, dishonest persons and/or imprudent; and
  6. not found by the Court to be ineligible for any other reason.
Christopher C. Haner

Christopher C. Haner practices in the areas of Estate
Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Litigation,
Trusts, Elder Law, Medicaid Counseling and Guardianship.
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