What happens if the personal representative nominated by a decedent is found to be unqualified for the role?
The Florida Probate Code lists the order of preference for the selection of personal representatives in both estates where the deceased left a Will and where the decedent died without a Will. In an estate with a Will (a “testate” estate), if the individuals nominated under the Will are not eligible, then the “person selected by a majority in interest of the persons entitled to the estate” takes precedence. If this person, too, is unqualified, one of the Will’s devisees may be appointed as the next in preference.
The attorneys at Bach, Jacobs & Byrne, P.A. are experienced elder law and estate attorneys who can advise you in the process of naming your personal representative. Call us at (941) 906-1231 to schedule an appointment.