What Is A Personal Representative, Executor or Administrator In Estate Planning?

What Is A Personal Representative, Executor or Administrator In Estate Planning?

The person who is in charge of probating a decedent’s estate including finding assets, paying creditors and making distributions.  

You cannot be forced to serve in this position, even if you were specifically named in the Will.

Example Of Personal Representative, Executor or Administrator In Estate Planning

My friend named me as her personal representative, but I don’t live anywhere near where she passed and we hadn’t spoken in years.  I am declining to serve, I’m just not in a place to manage her estate.

Kelley Scrocca, LLM
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