(755 ILCS 5/6-13)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 6-13)
Who may act as executor.)
(a) A person who has attained
the age of 18 years and is a resident of the United States, is not of
unsound mind, is not an adjudged person with a disability as defined in this Act
and has not been convicted of a felony, is qualified to act as executor.
(b) If a person named as executor in a will is not qualified to act
at the time of admission of the will to probate but thereafter becomes
qualified and files a petition for the issuance of letters, takes oath
and gives bond as executor, the court may issue letters testamentary to
him as co-executor with the executor who has qualified or if no executor
has qualified the court may issue letters testamentary to him and revoke
the letters of administration with the will annexed.
The court may in its discretion require a nonresident executor to furnish
a bond in such amount and with such surety as the court determines
notwithstanding any contrary provision of the will.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)