Personal representative

Personal representative – tn the various jurisdictions, this is the main title given to the figure of person who has been appointed by court or official authority (depending of the provisions of the local legislation to administer the estate of another person due to incompetency, underage or death. There are usually three kinds of personal representatives:

1) In the sphere of Family Law, the personal representative handles the legal matters of another person. He could be appointed for a certain term by the court or the public authorities (depending of the provisions in the local legislation), to take legal care of the children in need or incapable adults. The personal representative is not necessary to be legal practitioner. His role is to take valid legal decisions on behalf and in favor of these (in relation to education, medic care, personal deposits, etc.) and to protect their legal and financial interests and personal assets.

2) In the sphere of Inheritance Law, where a person dies without a will, the court must appoint an administrator to manage these assets and to avoid loss or damage of theirs, who is considered to be a personal representative.

3) Again in the Inheritance Law, where a personal representative is named in personal will, the personal representative is known as an executor.

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