THE FIDUCIARY AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Handling the legal and financial affairs of a decedent.
A Personal Representative is the term given for a specific kind of Fiduciary upon one’s death—they are the Executor for the Estate and are given the duties to settle the decedent’s financial affairs. Who the Personal Representative is depends on whether the decedent left a will naming a Personal Representative. In this case, they become known as the Executor. But if there is no legally valid will, the Probate Court will appoint a Personal Representative for the decedent’s estate, in which case they are called the Administrator (see Administrator of the Estate under the Services Tab for more information on when there is no will).
The Personal Representative is authorized to handle the administrative and legal affairs of the decedent, and it’s their fiduciary duty to act on behalf of the best interests of the beneficiaries of the estate.
As with all estate settlements, the Personal Representative’s duties can be a set of complicated tasks.
For that reason, Cynthia Balistocky’s knowledge, experience, and transparency more than qualifies her to be the right Personal Representative for your specific needs.