Certain Exceptions Exist
The law does not apply to people convicted of felonies outside the United States or its territories. The law also makes exceptions for felons who have been pardoned or whose civil rights have been restored by a court. The law does not, however, prevent a convicted felon from inheriting money left in a will.
Notifying the Court
Anyone named as executor in a will may decline to serve by filing a notarized letter at the county probate court. If you do not file a letter with the court, the attorney for the estate can file a copy of your sentencing order that shows you have been convicted of a felony. The judge will appoint a qualified person as the executor to serve in your place.