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The usual action would be that the Executor (s) deal with the will after death. However, it is possible to change this using the relevant process:
- all of the beneficiaries agree that they do not want the appointed executor to act, they can request that the executor consent to being removed. So all the beneficiaries could agree on a change of executor. This all has to be done formally
The executor can resign from being the executor, this is best done at the very start. As long as you haven't started sorting out the estate you can resign as executor of a will using a renunciation of executor form. This is sometimes called a 'deed of renunciation'.
Essentially, you could change to this other relative with everyone's agreement and also the Executor being willing to step down.
I trust that this answers your question. If not, happy to answer further questions.