Under Missouri Law, the Personal Representative is the individual appointed to administer and wind-up a decedent’s estate. This is essentially the same thing as an “administrator” or “executor” in other states. A court’s issuance of either Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration will allow a personal representative to take charge of an estate.
Before making such an Order, however, the Applicant must certify that he/she will make a perfect inventory of the estate, pay the debts and legacies, if any, as far as the assets extend and the law directs, and account for and distribute or pay all assets which come into the possession of the personal representative, and perform all things required by law touching the administration of the estate.
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