Yes. In South Dakota, you may name more than one person to serve as the personal representative. These persons are called co-personal representatives. This structure may work in some cases. However, because both co-personal representatives often have to agree on all decisions (and sign everything) it may create more problems than it is worth. You should definitely discuss this co-personal representatives issue with your attorney.
In South Dakota, may I name more than one personal representative?
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