In Florida the personal representative is the person named in a will collect and distributed the assets of a person after death. In a Florida Probate this typically involves taking care of and real or personal property, paying legitimate outstanding bills and filing and paying taxes. Once the debts are paid, the remaining assets are transferred to their new rightful owners. The Personal Representative or Executor can request payment from the estate for the job that they are doing. Florida state law and what is contained in the decedent’s will regulate the exact amount a PR is paid. Often in simple estates and where the PR is a close family relative the PR will not charge a fee for administering a Florida Estate.
If you have questions about a Florida Probate or your job as a Personal Representative in Florida, Contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer