Who can be appointed executor (personal representative)?
A person is free to name a family member, a non-family member, or a corporate entity in their last will to serve as their personal representative. If the person is a family member of the person who died, then they can be a resident of any state. If the person nominated is not a family member of the person who died, they must be a resident of Florida in order to serve. No personal representative can serve if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony.