What is a personal representative?
This is a person (called an executor or administrator) that is appointed by a to handle duties of the estate.
If thedied with a valid will, the may have designated someone to be his or her (executor) at the time of the ’s death.
Or, the(in this , administrator) might be designated by the decedent’s beneficiaries, heirs, or even a judge. In all cases, the personal representative must be approved by a to have legal authority to act on behalf of the estate.