Guidance for Personal Representatives in Probate

by | Jun 21, 2023

Being designated as a “Personal Representative” or “Executor” is a significant responsibility, putting you in charge of crucial tasks. At Axis Law Group we can provide support and guidance while you manage these duties. These tasks can be summed up in these four steps.

  • Locate all of the decedent’s assets
  • Value those assets
  • Pay any and all potential creditors
  • Distribute the assets accordingly

Despite being named in someone’s Will as the Personal Representative, you can’t take up this immense responsibility immediately. The first step is to initiate the Missouri probate process and receive official court appointment before you can begin managing the decedent’s assets.

Probate is a mandatory procedure in Missouri, involving court documentation, creditor deadlines, and strict timelines. Notably, attempting to navigate probate independently means adhering to the same regulations and procedures as an attorney, which could potentially expose you to liability and responsibility for the decedent’s debts.

At Axis Law Group we streamline the probate process on your behalf. If you find yourself designated as the Personal Representative and need to initiate the probate process, schedule an appointment today with one of our seasoned attorneys to discuss the process and better understand how our guidance can benefit you!