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Florida Statutes, Section 733.502: Resignation of Personal Representative

Under Florida law there are procedures that must be followed for the orderly transfer of a decedent’s assets. The personal representative plays a central role in this important process. Because of this, great care must be taken in selecting the personal representative. The Florida Probate Code describes the process. Unfortunately, there are instances in which the personal representative is unable to complete the job of managing the decedent’s estate and must resign. If you would like to learn more about the steps required when a personal representative must resign, including the requirements of Florida Statutes, section 733.502, Resignation of personal representative, contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale estate administration lawyer at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

Related Statutory Provisions
  1. Appointment of successor upon resignation: § 733.503, Fla. Stat.
  2. Surrender of assets after resignation: § 733.5035, Fla. Stat.
  3. Accounting and discharge following resignation: § 733.5036, Fla. Stat.
FL. Stat, Section 733.502: Resignation of Personal Representative

A personal representative may resign.  After notice to all interested persons, the court may accept the resignation and then revoke the letters of the resigning personal representative if the interests of the estate are not jeopardized by the resignation.  The acceptance of the resignation shall not exonerate the personal representative or the surety from liability.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you have questions about the rules related to the resignation of a fiduciary of an estate, including the requirements of Florida Statutes, section 733.502- Resignation of personal representative, it is important that you discuss your concerns with an experienced estate administration attorney serving Fort Lauderdale. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have significant experience representing clients before the Florida Probate Court in complex matters related to the administration of estates. Contact us at 561-710-4000 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case.

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