What are the qualifications to serve as a personal representative?
In Florida, the qualifications to serve as personal representative of an estate, as set forth by the Florida Probate Code, are as follows:
-The personal representative has never been convicted of a felony
-The personal representative is mentally able to perform his/her duties
-The personal representative is physically able to perform his/her duties
-The personal representative is 18 years of age or older
Furthermore, the personal representative must be a Florida resident, unless he/she is a family member within a particular degree of relationship to the decedent.
Are you unsure whether you or the individual you would like to serve as personal representative of your estate is qualified and eligible for appointment under the law? Please contact the elder law and estate attorneys of Bach, Jacobs & Byrne, P.A. at (941) 906-1231 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.