15. What happens if there is no will or the will did not name an executor?

If there is no will, or the will does not name an executor, or even if all the named executors decline to be an executor, then the probate court will appoint an administrator over the decedent’s estate. An administrator has limited authority over the estate and must first obtain permission from the probate court before taking certain actions.

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