How Is a Personal Representative Compensated?

A personal representative is entitled to a commission payable from the estate assets, without order of the Court, as compensation for ordinary services. Continue reading

What Does a Personal Representative Do?

A personal representative is under a duty to settle and distribute the estate of the decedent in accordance with the terms of the decedent’s will, if any, and the Florida Probate Code, as expeditiously and efficiently as is consistent with the best interests of the estate. Continue reading

What is a personal representative’s compensation?

The personal representative, the attorney, and other professionals whose services may be required in administering the probate estate (such as appraisers and accountants), are entitled by law to reasonable compensation. Continue reading

Digital Assets Part 2: Estates – What a Personal Representative Can and Can’t Do

In Part 2 of Digital Assets, learn what happens in different scenarios with digital assets and how it may effect your estate planning documents of allowing some things and not others to occur after your passing. Continue reading

What Does a Personal Representative Do?

Probate assets are those assets that the decedent owned in his or her sole name at death, or that were owned by the decedent and one or more co-owners and lacked a provision for automatic succession of ownership at death. Continue reading

A Personal Representative’s Compensation for Ordinary Services

If no arrangements were made for compensation of the personal representative, a personal representative shall be entitled to a commission payable from the estate. Continue reading

A Personal Representative Must Be Appointed by a Judge Before He or She Can Serve

If the decedent’s will designated a personal representative, the judge will decide if that person is qualified to serve as the administrator of the will. Continue reading