It depends on your state laws. However, the following are general guidelines. The personal representative:
•Could be an individual, bank, or trust company, subject to certain restrictions.
•Must be an individual who is either a resident of the state in which the probate proceedings is taking place, or is a spouse, sibling, parent, child, or certain other close relative.
•Could be a trust company incorporated under the laws of the state in which the probate proceeding is taking place, or a bank or savings and loan authorized and qualified to exercise fiduciary powers in that state.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified probate lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local probate attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.