Understanding probate terms can be confusing.
There is a difference between someone who has been appointed an executor by the deceased person who has made a will and what is called an administrator who is a relative who has been appointed by the court to deal with the affairs of someone who dies without making a will. This means that the Deceased persons assets are distributed according to the Intestacy Rules – you can read more by clicking here on what to do when there is no will.
Both executors and administrators are sometimes referred to using the collective term personal representatives meaning the people who are legally appointed to personally represent the deceased. There is one major distinction between an executor and an administrator which you must understand from the very beginning.
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