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Who can and should be a personal representative

Choosing a personal representative can be difficult.

Anyone who is 18 years or older can be your personal representative.

Who should be your personal representative is a different matter entirely.

Choosing a personal representative

There’s no doubt that for most married couples it should be your surviving spouse. However, the problem comes into play when there is no surviving spouse.

Many people are worried about who they can trust to make sure their possessions pass to the correct people. They don’t want their heirs to fight over the estate. They are left wondering who they should make their personal representative.

Some parents are hesitant about making one of their children the personal representative because they’re scared of the children fighting over the estate. These are very valid concerns and concerns that we try to avoid. That is why we always suggest that someone, who is not an heir, that you trust completely, should be the personal representative.

This can be a relative, a close friend, or your attorney. It is always important to find the right personal representative to makes sure that the estate passes quickly and efficiently.

Please contact our office today and schedule a free consultation.

About Albers & Associates

Albers & Associates are located in both Carroll County, Howard County, and Frederick County. The offices represent clients in Maryland DUI/DWI, personal injury, criminal matters, real estate and estate planning throughout Maryland. Located in downtown Westminster, Columbia and Frederick, Maryland Albers & Associates take a personal interest in each client. You need an attorney that will listen to you and understand your unique situation, whether it be a criminal arrest, complex divorce and custody case, drunk driving charges, or an injury caused by an automobile accident. For more information visit

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