2019 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 6 - Administrators and Personal Representatives
Article 2 - Appointment
§ 53-6-10. Nomination by testator

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-6-10 (2019)
  • (a) No formal words are necessary for the nomination of an executor. An expression by the testator of a desire that the person carry into effect the testator's wishes shall amount to a nomination as executor.

  • (b) Unless adjudged unfit, nominated executors shall have the right to qualify in the order set out in the will.

  • (c) An individual who has not reached the age of majority may be nominated as an executor but may not qualify until reaching the age of majority.

  • (d) If the will names a person to fill a vacancy in the office of executor or provides a method of selecting a personal representative to fill the vacancy, any vacancy shall be filled or selection made as provided in the will.


Code 1981, § 53-6-10, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.

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