No one is bound to accept the office of liquidator of a succession unless he is the sole heir.[1]

Once the office of liquidator is accepted, the liquidator or testator may bring an application to court to replace the liquidator.[2]

No form is required to renounce the office of liquidator; however, it is recommended to do it in a notarized act as the testator may require for such a form of renunciation.

It must also be noted that a liquidator may be liable for damages which result from an unjustified renunciation of the office.

[1] Supra note 1 at Art. 784.

[2] Ibid art. 788, 791.

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