Independent Executor Law and Legal Definition
An independent executor is an executor who administers the testator’s estate with minimal supervision by the probate court. They are subject to less control and supervision, when compared to ordinary executors. However, all states in the U.S. do not allow testators to appoint an independent executor. Few states, mostly in the West and Southwest allow such designations. An independent executor is also known as non intervention executors.
Some states permit independent executors to sell the estate property without first securing a court order. However, a court can interfere if someone challenges the independent executor’s administration of the testator’s estate.