According to the terms of a will, the testator, or the person that writes the will, can set up the will so that the will, will grant authority to more than one executor or personal representative for the estate. However, the will needs to be very, very clear in the terms that it uses and the authority that it delegates to both of them, whether they’re equal, personal representatives, or whether one person has authority over a specific area of the estate or what have you.

Typically, if the decision is left up to the court to appoint a personal representative, then only one personal representative will be appointed in order to keep things clear and easier to manage without encouraging conflict amongst the beneficiaries or the potential personal representatives to the estate.

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