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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Why Do I Have to Sign a Renunciation?

Why Do I Have to Sign a Renunciation?   What happens when one of the heirs to a loved one’s estate requests the other heirs to sign a renunciation form? What is a renunciation and why is it necessary to probate an estate?   What is the Purpose of a Renunciation?   If the decedent […]
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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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