Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pick Me, Pick Me! Who gets to be the Personal Representative of the estate? (Part I)

For an estate to be opened, there must be someone named as the Personal Representative (formerly called an Executor or Administrator). This person is responsible to the court, creditors of the estate and the heirs to ensure that the estate … Continue reading

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Personal Representative’s Duties: Duty to Inventory Assets

Once serving as the Personal Representative, it will be necessary to take an inventory of all assets owned by the decedent at the time of his or her death. These items have to be recorded on the state approved form … Continue reading

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