A lot of thought and consideration should be made by a testator of a will when choosing a personal representative/executor to manage a testator’s Miami estate. The executor is expected to handle many important responsibilities to make sure the decedent’s estate is handled in accordance with the decedent’s wishes and pursuant to Florida probate statutes. Part of a personal representative’s tasks are to manage financial accounts, review creditor’s claims made against the estate and distribute estate assets to the beneficiaries so that the decedent’s wishes are carried out.

Qualities of a Miami Personal Representative

A personal representative should be someone you trust, have good judgment, be honest, reliable and be willing to devote a substantial amount of personal time to administering the estate. Typically, a personal representative is a surviving spouse or other family member, an attorney or a financial advisor. A Miami personal representative cannot be a felon, mentally incapacitated, or a minor.

The executor or family of the decedent will many times also hire a Miami probate and estate attorney to represent the estate in connection with legal and business matters to ensure that the estate is wound up and closed in a timely and efficient manner. If you wish to speak to a Miami estate attorney, call the Law Offices of Albert Gurevich at (786) 522-1411.