How to Choose a Personal Representative for Your Estate: Attributes of the Personal Representative

 In Estate Planning

Being the Personal Representative of an Estate is a solemn responsibility. Therefore, you should choose an individual that is honest, diligent and reliable. Most people opt to designate a family member that they are close with as their Personal Representative, but if you do not believe that any of your family members are up to the task or do not want to burden them in an already difficult period, you may want to consider asking a trusted friend. However, make sure that this individual is in good health so that they will still be around and able to perform their duties by the time you pass away.

If you are not comfortable naming a friend or family member Personal Representative of your Estate, you always have the option of naming a third party Personal Representative in your Will, such as a bank, trust company, or legal professional with experience in Estate Planning.

For assistance regarding this matter, contact our office at 941- 906-1231 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

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