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What are the duties of a probate administrator?

What are the duties of a probate administrator?

It is an administrator’s job to gather all of the assets of the estate, pay the debts of the estate, and distribute the assets to the beneficiaries in accordance with the will or the laws of intestate succession. All of this will occur under the supervision of the probate court in the county where the decedent lived.

What do you need to know about probate estate administration?

If the deceased’s estate has debts or the deceased owned real estate some form of probate estate administration will be needed. Preparing an accurate inventory of assets, which should only reflect assets that have actually been collected and placed under the control of the administrator or executor, is important.

How does probate work for a deceased parent?

Probate is a court proceeding designed to “prove” the will and wind down a deceased person’s estate. Each state has enacted separate probate laws, so specific steps in the process may differ depending on where your parents lived or owned property at the time of their deaths.

What’s the difference between administrator and executor in probate?

Each must guide a decedent’s estate through the probate process, making sure his creditors receive notification of his death and payment of his debts, and ensure the estate’s remaining assets pass to the decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries.The major difference between the two positions is in the way each receives appointment.

Can a sibling be appointed to a probate court?

In other states, probate is required if there was a will, regardless of the size of the estate. If your parents’ state allows for collection of personal property by affidavit for small estates, your sibling may not need to be appointed by the court.

Who is the executor of my mother’s will?

My sister is the executor of our mother’s will. What can I do about making sure the probate process is completed? Do my brother and I have to sue her for not carrying out her duty as Power of Attorney in the probate process? My sister is the executor of my mother’s will and was POA.

How much should I pay my brother to manage my mother’s estate?

Your brother has managed your mother’s estate for two years and — given the time and stress involved in managing a person’s estate — particularly when family is involved, $20,000 is probably not unreasonable. It’s a thankless job, except for the remuneration.

What was the executor fee for my brother?

We also discovered from the letter that my brother took an executor fee of $20,000. The entire estate, once settled, will be about $600,000. My question is regarding the executor fee.

What happens if one sibling refuses to sign off on probate?

You need to file the paperwork with the court and provide notice to the sibling. The court can proceed even if the sibling does not sign, both now and in the future. It might make it take longer but will not affect the ability to probate the estate…