One of most important decisions that you may face during the estate planning process may be who you will choose as your executor or personal representative. You may already have a pre-selected candidate, yet before officially naming him or her as your personal representative, he or she must first meet a set of basic requirements set forth by the California Probate Code. Understanding what those are may not only make your choice of executor easier, but it may resolve any issues about your selection’s legitimacy should it be challenged once he or she is called upon to oversee the administration of your estate.
Per state law, your candidate for executor must meet the following basic requirements:
You are able to appoint any person who meets the aforementioned qualifications as your executor. It should also be remember that he or she is also entitled to be compensated for his or her work from the estate’s assets.