Can you explain what is meant by 'Letters of Administration' please?
Courts are often asked to rule on the management of a deceased person's estate.
Generally, this is a routine matter for probate courts, which are created specifically for this purpose. Individuals generally determine the distribution of their estate in a will, which usually specifies an executor to carry out its directions.
However, where the decedent has left no will or the executor named in a will is unable or unwilling to serve, the courts must appoint an administrator. This appointment is made by issuing a short document called Letters of Administration, which is a decree that serves as evidence of the administrator's authority.
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