In this series of blog posts, we define esoteric legal terms and explain how they are used in law. The word “fiduciary” has many meanings in law, but the Merriam-Webster definition ties together [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Personal Representative of a Will is the individual who is appointed to administer your estate and carry-out the wishes set forth by you in your Will. This is one of the most important [...]