The following steps are not inclusive of all the necessary steps that a Personal Representative must take in order to successfully administer an estate. However, we work together to ensure the estate administration is successfully completed in a timely manner.
- The Court appoints a Personal Representative and gives him or her the authority to act on behalf of the estate;
- The Personal Representative determines what assets the individual owned and collects such assets;
- The Personal Representative publishes a Notice of Creditors to determine if the individual had any debts;
- The Personal Representative pays all creditors who have a valid claim against the estate; and
- The Personal Representative distributes the estate assets to the beneficiaries.
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