In Someone Else's Plan

I am Named as Personal Representative in Someone’s Will

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is already a difficult time. But if you are named as the Personal Representative, also known as Executor/Executrix, things can be even more difficult.

If you are named as Personal Representative in someone’s Will this means that you are the intended person to oversee the probate of that person’s estate.

Being named as Personal Representative in someone’s Will does not give you the immediate authority to manage that estate. Before you can take on this role, you must first be appointed by the Probate Court.

Many times, those serving as a Personal Representative find it hard to complete all tasks needed in the time required by the Probate Court. This is because they are often a family member of the deceased and are therefore still in the process of grieving. 

Related Article: Probate and Estate Administration

Probate can be long and complex with a strict procedural setup, generally taking a year to complete. Probate has specific guidelines that must be followed and because of this any mistake in the administration may have a costly impact.

It is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with the process to ensure all the required documents are prepared and filed correctly for timely administration of the Probate case. For this reason, it is a good idea to hire an experienced Probate Attorney to help guide you through the process. The Probate Attorneys at Hooper Law Office can help walk you through this process.

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