Posted: April 12, 2017 at 1:46 a.m.

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My wife and I, both in our 60s, need new successor executors for our trust. Currently, my successor is my oldest sister, who is now in her 80s. And my wife's is her mother, who's older still. We don't have children, and I am the youngest sibling in my family. Can you advise on how those in similar circumstances have identified trustworthy third parties to serve as executors? There are no other good candidates within our family to take on this responsibility, but we realize that continuing to assign it to two people in their 80s isn't sensible.

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