Personal Representative Duties and Responsibilities

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Personal Representative Duties and Responsibilities

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What is a Personal Representative?


A Personal Representative is the person appointed by the court who handles the probate. The Personal Representative is responsible for all of the following:

  • Gathering property owned by the person who died.
  • Notifying creditors and heirs or devisees.
  • Handling debts and taxes.
  • Wrapping up the final business affairs of the person who died.
  • Transferring property owned by the person who died to the right persons.
  • Filing any documents required by the state or federal government.
  • Filing all documents required by the court.
  • Closing the probate when everything is done.

You can watch a very short presentation on the Role of the Personal Representative.


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