In Florida, the Personal Representative ( which is what we call Executors) is responsible for running the estate. They
are responsible for hiring a lawyer, paying debts of the estate, gathering property and safeguarding it, making sure that
paperwork such as tax returns are filed, and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries at the end of the probate.
The personal representative owes a "Fiduciary Duty" to both the beneficiaries and creditors (people who are owed money
by the estate). What this means is that they have to be absolutely fair; they cannot favor one party or side or person over
Being a Personal Representative in Florida is an important job; there is a great deal of responsibility involved and the
person doing the job needs to take it seriously. If the personal representative has any questions about what they need to
do, they should consult with their attorney.