An administrator of an estate is the person who is in charge of an estate with no Last Will and Testament.
When someone dies without a Last Will and Testament, an administrator is appointed by the Probate Court pursuant to the Texas Estate Code.
An administrator has a fiduciary duty to an estate. That means they are in charge of collecting the assets of an estate, paying the debts and taxes, properly distributing the assets of the estate, etc. While carrying out their duties, they also must always put the interests of the beneficiaries and the estate ahead of their own.
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