How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask F E Smith Your Own Question
F E Smith
F E Smith, Advocate
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 9651
Experience:  I have been practising for 30 years.
18203470
Type Your Law Question Here...
F E Smith is online now

Can a person who has witnessed a will still be an Executor,

Customer Question

Can a person who has witnessed a will still be an Executor, providing he/she is not
a benefitery or married to one?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Expert:  F E Smith replied 1 year ago.

There is no problem with an executor also being a witness to the will provided, as you have said, they are not beneficiaries or spouses of beneficiaries or now, civil partners.
Solicitors are regularly appointed as executors and also witness the will.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Please don’t forget to rate the service positive. It’s an important part of the process by which experts get paid.
Best wishes.
FES.