How would I go about choosing someone (or an institution) to be my executor without it being a friend or family member?
I don’t have children, siblings, or any close relatives. I have friends, but no Significant Other, and my closest friend doesn’t live near me and is about my age. I do not want to burden a mid-range friend with this, and frankly, there’s no one who loves me enough to do it out of love (or even out of duty).
I don’t have a current will and need to rectify that situation. I do have a few specific bequests in mind regarding some property I own (to charities that I support) and a very few personal items that I want to go to my late husband’s children (I’m only close to one of them, but I don’t want him as an executor). I have someone in mind whom I can direct to find homes for my animals, if there are any when I go to the Rainbow Bridge. (If I’m not going there, I’m not going anywhere.)
The rest of my stuff can be hauled to the dump or sold and the proceeds donated to charity. Hell, the house could be opened and the neighbors invited to come in and take what they want. I really don’t care what happens.
Is this something my local Jewish Federation would want to take on (yes, they can have some or all of the proceeds)? Surely they often come across people who have no family to take on this task.
Not sure where to start with this…