Chris died and named three co-executors.
The estate involves property but no complications, so informal probate seems viable.
For various reasons, the co-executors want one person to be named executor and another a successor executor, in case the first executor gets sick, dies, or whatever.
In the Utah state code, I found this:
Enacted by Chapter 150, 1975 General Session
75-3-609 Termination of appointment -- Death or disability.
The death of a personal representative or the appointment of a conservator for the estate of a personal representative, terminates his appointment. Until appointment and qualification of a successor or special representative to replace the deceased or protected representative, the representative of the estate of the deceased or protected personal representative, if any, has the duty to protect the estate possessed and being administered by his decedent or ward at the time his appointment terminates, has the power to perform acts necessary for protection, and shall account for and deliver the estate assets to a successor or special personal representative upon his appointment and qualification.
It appears that the statute names the executor of the personal representative's estate as the "default" successor executor.
This is a situation we want to avoid. Instead, we want to have one of the initially named co-executors be ready to immediately step in.
Can this be done? Via a form? (I wasn't able to spot the one that might be of interest at this link:
Assume that the co-executors want to go that route after all, and still via informal probate? How is that handled? Do you just add all three names to UUPC Form 10 (Application to be a Personal Representative)?