Representative – within the meaning, given by the Family Law in some jurisdictions, this term refers to the figure of a person who executes legal activities on behalf of another. For example, this could be a representative of incapable person, or of a minor child, or a representative of deceased man. It is important to be noted here that all legal actions, done by the representative, take effect for the represented person. When a person is too young to sell the assets they have inherited, then a legal representative, called “guardian of estate” can manage their received inheritance and respectively to sell it if it is needed for the represented person. Sometimes called simply “rep”. The origin of this term is the word “representation”, which literally means “performing legal actions on behalf of the authorizer”.

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