Miscellaneous

Can a beneficiary request a personal representative?

Can a beneficiary request a personal representative?

Beneficiaries have the right to request ongoing reports from the personal representative about the administration of the estate. If you would like to learn more about the relationship between a personal representative and a beneficiary or the duties of each, contact an experienced attorney for more information.

Can a personal representative sell real estate without beneficiaries?

If there is not direction in the Will as to the distribution of personal items of the deceased, these items may also be liquidated by the Personal Representative as well. The Personal Representative may also sell real estate owned by the Decedent. All monies from the sale of these assets are then deposited into a an “estate” bank account.

Is it better to have representatives or beneficiaries in estate?

The more Personal Representatives, Beneficiaries, and other interested parties educate themselves about how an estate is administered, the easier it will be to avoid mistakes and costly probate proceedings. The larger the estate and the more beneficiaries the more complicated the process can be.

Can a personal representative be the executor of an estate?

As the executor, the personal representative must give all named heirs notice when the probate process begins and provide any information they are entitled to know. This may include what assets are included in the estate, how much debt the estate owes, and which assets the executor has decided to sell to settle that debt.

Beneficiaries have the right to request ongoing reports from the personal representative about the administration of the estate. If you would like to learn more about the relationship between a personal representative and a beneficiary or the duties of each, contact an experienced attorney for more information.

If there is not direction in the Will as to the distribution of personal items of the deceased, these items may also be liquidated by the Personal Representative as well. The Personal Representative may also sell real estate owned by the Decedent. All monies from the sale of these assets are then deposited into a an “estate” bank account.

Who is the personal representative in a probate estate?

When the estate lawyer has received enough information to draft the court documents required to open the probate estate, they will notify the person named to serve as the personal representative or executor in the decedent’s last will and also the beneficiaries named in the will.

The more Personal Representatives, Beneficiaries, and other interested parties educate themselves about how an estate is administered, the easier it will be to avoid mistakes and costly probate proceedings. The larger the estate and the more beneficiaries the more complicated the process can be.