Many people believe a will automatically makes you the Executor of an estate.
Unfortunately that is not the case.
In order to officially be named the executor of the estate you need to go through the formal probate process and have a judge appoint you to that position.
I talked about how to be named the executor of the estate in a different post you can access by clicking the link.
Hope this helps!
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