Monday, January 28, 2008

What is an Administrator of an Estate?

Q. What is an Administrator of an estate?

A. An Administrator is a person or entity appointed by the court to administer an estate when no will exists. When a person passes away without a will, the court will have to appoint a person to be in charge of dealing with the person's assets, such as a house. When a house needs to be sold and there is no will, the property has to be sold through the probate process.

Q. What is an Executor of an estate?

A. A person named in a Will and appointed by the Court to carry out the decedent's wishes. This person is usually named as the seller of the real property.

To find out more about Probate Real Estate and Probate Real Estate Terms, please visit our website at or call us at 310-777-2858.