I need help preparing the petition for probate. Can Irvine Probate Law help me? Yes, the best Irvine Probate Attorney at Irvine Probate Law will be glad to help you. If you are named in a Will to act as executor, you will be eligible to serve if you are over 18 years old and are not subject to a conservator-ship or otherwise unable to perform the duties of a personal representative. If you are not named as executor, or if the decedent did not have a Will, you must also be a resident of the U.S. and have priority to be appointed as administrator (if there is no Will) or administrator-with-Will-annexed (if there is a Will but you are not named as executor).