Americans are living longer than they were a generation ago, and the government knows it. Starting in 2022, that will be reflected in the amount of money you have to draw from retirement accounts at different ages.
The relationship is a trustee relationship. In other words, the executor is responsible for properly processing the property for all involved. Administrators do much the same, except that the ‘will’ conditions for distribution are set by the state.
Major changes in your life—such as marriage, having a baby, moving out of state, or divorce—should prompt a revisit to your current will. It is important to revise your will at these times, in order to ensure that your estate planning is up to date.