When a person with a Will dies, the Will may be submitted for Probate. Typically, the Will identifies the person who will oversee the administration of the Probate. This person is called an Executor or an Executrix.
Executors are subject to fiduciary duties. For example, an Executor is to act in good faith, with reasonable care, foresight and diligence. An Executor can violate a duty by embezzlement or commingling funds or by self-dealing or by causing a loss to the Estate by wrongful acts or omissions. If an Executor violates a duty, a petition to remove the Executor can be filed with the Clerk of Court.