Yes, in Mississippi, a will can have two or more executors. In fact, it is quite common for a person to name more than one executor in their will. The individuals named as executors are responsible for carrying out the wishes specified in the will and handling the estate administration process.
When there are multiple executors appointed, they can either act jointly, meaning they must work together and make decisions collectively, or they can act separately, where each executor has the authority to handle specific aspects of the estate administration independently. The will should clearly outline the powers and responsibilities of each executor to avoid any confusion or conflicts.
It’s important to note that being an executor is a significant responsibility, and it is advisable to choose individuals who are trustworthy, competent, and capable of fulfilling the duties involved. If you are considering appointing multiple executors in your will, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney experienced in estate planning to ensure your wishes are accurately reflected and legally enforceable.