letters testamentary

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a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities

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(28) 29 The probate process commences when the letters testamentary are filed "[i]n the county in which the domicile of the deceased is situated." (29) Once the personal representative is appointed, that individual must publish notice in "some newspaper" and assert that the individual has been appointed representative.
An executor must be an adult, a resident of Guam, physically present in Guam, a non-felon, and competent "to execute the duties of the trust." (98) An executor may receive letters testamentary without "providing security for the faithful performance of his trust" if the will expresses such intent.
Under Texas Probate Code Section 378B(f), interest began to accrue on the bequest to H at a 6% annual rate, beginning one year after letters testamentary were issued to M.
5) The time period for exercising the right of election is within six months from the date of issuance of letters testamentary or of administration but in no event later than two years after the date of the decedent's death.
Verification of authority to act for the taxpayer (such as Letters Testamentary, Letters of Administration, etc.).