Executors have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the estate. This means protecting heirs and making sure the wishes of the deceased are respected. You still want to choose someone honest, because you do not want your family to have to make a breach of duty claim if an executor starts taking estate assets or otherwise fails to live up to the trust you have placed in him. Learn more about executor of a will in this presentation.
Considerations When Choosing the Executor of a Will: A Guide for Residents of Rochester and the Finger Lakes from Michael Robinson