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September 28, 2012
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Executor has solemn duty

When a probate case is filed with the court, the court appoints an executor to manage the probate. When someone is appointed as an executor - also known as a Personal Representative or Administrator- there are certain legal obligations and duties he or she must carry out. In Douglas County, an executor must actually sign a court-form acknowledging that they bear these duties before they can begin to act on behalf of the Estate.

Foundational to all of these duties is the fact that an executor acts in a "fiduciary capacity." This means that the executor must manage the assets …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 28, 2012 06:39PM Published Sep 28, 2012 06:38PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.