Why Three Personal Representatives May Be Better Than Two

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Having two heirs appointed as co-personal representatives named in a will may sound like a good idea, but they sometimes disagree on various issues of estate administration, get locked into stalemates and there can be hurt feelings.

Having three personal representatives with one vote each provides a practical way to break deadlocks. The third person could be a trusted personal friend or advisor who will be able to break any tie votes and attempt to minimize hurt feelings.