Tag Archives: P.R.

Restraint of a Personal Representative Pending Removal

A recent comment asked a very good question – essentially what happens to the Personal Representative after someone has asked the court that they be removed, but before a hearing has actually been held on the matter? The answer to … Continue reading

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Avoiding Probate

Years ago, there was a booth at a local festival with a banner that said “Ask me how to avoid probate!” At the time, I was elected as a Probate Judge so naturally I approached the booth and asked “So, … Continue reading

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So how long is this going to take?

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get when people start the probate process is, “Exactly how long is this going to take?” Unfortunately, the answer to this question is very specific to your case and often beyond the … Continue reading

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Who will be the Personal Representative? (Part II)

Part II of this discussion on who serves as P.R. if you don’t have a will discusses the issues of divorce, minor children and common law marriage. Continue reading

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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 Inform

This post discuss a vital duty of Personal Representatives – the duty to inform the heirs and devisees. Continue reading

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Choosing a Personal Representative

Choosing a Personal Representative is an essential part of writing your will. Read these tips before deciding who to choose. Continue reading

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