What is an Independent Executor?

An executor is a person or institution appointed to carry out the terms of a Will.

An executor is considered independent if the decedent (person who passed away) died without a Will OR if the decedent left a Will that specifically states that his executor should be independent.

When the executor is independent, they are not dependent upon the Court for oversight and approval of all actions.

Learn more about executors in our article, The 9 Most Common Mistakes Executors Make.