Establishing and Empowering the Estate Representative

The person seeking the probate will usually request to be appointed either executor  or administrator of the estate and that he or she be empowered with certain rights.  Typically, these requests are for either full or limited authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act (“IAEA”).  Full IAEA authority means they are empowered to do more without prior court approval (less judicial oversight), especially as it relates to real property (land and improvements on land).

Objections to establishment of limited or full authority typically must be made before the hearing on the Probate Petition.

Probate Code §§10400-10406


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