You don’t have to accept the executor role

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My mother passed recently. She was living in a reverse-mortgaged house that we were unable to sell. There was no estate value left, and the bank owned the house. As executor, it would be my responsibility to sell, junk or store the contents of house at some expense to me and my family. I didn’t know I could decline, but my lawyer said one doesn’t have to take on the executor job. By not accepting the role, the house became the bank’s responsibility. It relieved my family of work and expense.

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