administration and distribution of an estate
To carry out the terms of a will a person or institution must be appointed by the court. An 'administrator' or executor of a will is responsible for the payment of any debts and to distribute the remaining assets according to the testators wishes when a valid last will and testament has been made, or according to inheritance and succession laws when there is no last will or testament.
ADMINISTRATOR OF AN ESTATE
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Section 1711. The administrators of an estate shall included the persons appointed by will (last will or testament) by order of the Court.