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Understanding who can serve as a personal representative - III

In a series of posts, we started discussing the basic qualifications that a person must satisfy in order to be appointed to serve as personal representative of an estate here in Florida. We also discussed the process whereby the circuit court will appoint someone to serve in this crucial role if a person dies intestate, meaning without a will.

Understanding who can serve as a personal representative - II

Last time, we began discussing the basic requirements that a person named as the personal representative of an estate must be able to satisfy in order to serve in this vital role, and how those people found by a circuit court judge to meet these basic requirements are vested with the necessary authority via "Letters of Administration."

Understanding who can serve as a personal representative

When a loved one passes, there are seemingly innumerable questions that must be answered once the funeral arrangements are complete and sufficient time for mourning has passed. Indeed, chief among these inquiries is who has been appointed to serve as the executor of the estate or, as Florida law calls it, the personal representative.

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