What is the Difference Between an Executor, Administrator, and Personal Representative?

What is the Difference Between an Executor, Administrator, and Personal Representative?   There are several different terms which can identify the representative of a deceased person’s estate in Pennsylvania. These terms can be confusing because they are often used interchangeably though they carry different meanings.   Executor/ Executrix   When a person dies with a […]
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How Can an Estate Administrator be Appointed in Pennsylvania?

How Can an Estate Administrator be Appointed in Pennsylvania?   A will is an important document which directs who receives the deceased’s money and property at death. But a will also states who will serve as the personal representative of the estate to handle the legal and financial matters.   If the deceased died without […]
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What are Letters Testamentary and Letters of Administration?

What are Letters Testamentary?   When a loved one passes away, an estate must usually be raised for the deceased person. An estate stands in place of the deceased so that the legal and financial affairs can be administered after death.   Letters Testamentary is the authorizing document issued by the Register of Wills appointing […]
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