administration of an estate
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the "personal representative" in either instance.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

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