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  • September 19th, 2023

What are Letters of Administration?

Letters of Administration serve as court orders that are integral components of the formal administration process. These letters grant the appointed personal representative the legal authority to initiate the estate administration proceedings. Among their various responsibilities, personal representatives are authorized to engage with financial institutions, including banks and brokerages, to handle matters related to the estate. Importantly, obtaining Letters of Administration requires the initiation of an estate in probate court. Without opening an estate in probate court and following the formal legal procedures, one cannot obtain Letters of Administration, which are essential for managing and distributing assets in accordance with the law.

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