Yes, it is possible to have joint executors of a will. Joint executors are individuals appointed to act together in administering the estate and carrying out the instructions outlined in the will. This arrangement can provide added support, shared responsibilities, and a checks-and-balances system in the administration process.
When there are joint executors, they must work together and make decisions collectively. This means that major decisions, such as selling property or distributing assets, require the agreement and consensus of all joint executors. Communication and cooperation between the joint executors are essential to ensure the smooth administration of the estate.
It’s important to carefully consider the selection of joint executors and ensure they have a good working relationship and can effectively collaborate. It’s also advisable to specify in the will how decisions will be made in case of a disagreement or if one of the joint executors becomes unable or unwilling to fulfil their duties.
Having joint executors can provide added flexibility and efficiency in estate administration, but it’s important to seek legal advice and consider the specific circumstances and dynamics of the situation before making a decision.