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The personal representative (a person, bank or trust company) appointed to represent the person of the decedent is in charge of administering the estate. The personal representative is normally named in the will. But, the will doesn't name a personal representative, the court decides who will administer the estate. But, an heir or interested party can file a form asking the court to appoint them to be personal representative.
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