Executors and Personal Representatives: Rights and Responsibilities

Executors and Personal Representatives: Rights and Responsibilities

by Margaret Jasper
     
 


Executors and Personal Representatives: Rights and Responsibilities presents an overview of the probate process, and discusses the rights and responsibilities of the personal representative in winding up the decedent's affairs. These tasks are numerous and varied, and generally include filing the necessary court documents to prove the decedent's will;…  See more details below

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Executors and Personal Representatives: Rights and Responsibilities presents an overview of the probate process, and discusses the rights and responsibilities of the personal representative in winding up the decedent's affairs. These tasks are numerous and varied, and generally include filing the necessary court documents to prove the decedent's will; identifying and filing an inventory of the decedent's property; having the decedent's property appraised; paying the decedent's debts and taxes; distributing the decedent's property according to the will or state law; and providing an accounting to the court. The text provides the reader with a basic understanding of the probate system and the role one must fulfill if called upon to participate as a personal representative.

The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780379113761
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Legal Almanac Series
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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