In A Probate

In A Probate

  • What Is Probate All About?
  • Can I Write My Own Will?
  • When a Person Dies Without a Will?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  The Executor's Duties During the Probate Process & The Probate Timeline. 


  

   

MINI PROBATE GLOSSARY
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Administrator
A person or institution appointed by a court to act on behalf of the deceased person in connection with the administration of a decedent’s estate.

Beneficiary
The individual or corporation who receives the benefit of a transaction (e.g., beneficiary of a life insurance policy, beneficiary of a trust, or beneficiary under a will.)

Conservator
The individual or corporation who legally has charge of the care and management of the person, property, or both of an adult who is unable to provide for his own personal needs or who is substantially unable to manage his financial affairs. Limited conservatorships may be established for developmentally disabled adults.

Fiduciary
A person charged with a high degree of care who acts on behalf of another. Executors and trustees are fiduciaries.

Guardian
The individual or corporation who legally has charge of the care and management of the person, property, or both, of a child during his minority.

Inheritance Taxes
The taxes imposed, according to the relationship to the decedent, on the person who receives the property.

Life Estate
An interest in property, the term of which is measured by the life of its owner.

Personal Representative
This term describes an executor or administrator.

Real Property
An interest in land or property permanently affixed to land.

Trust
A legal entity established either during a trustor’s lifetime (inter vivos) or at his death (testamentary). The trust is governed by the terms set forth in the trust documents. A trust must have a trustee, a beneficiary, and a “corpus” or property subjected to the trust.


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