Frequently Asked Questions
Does the appointment of the public administrator change who will receive disbursement from the estate?
Not at all, probate is not a criminal count; the public administrator is simply a neutral third party who serves as fiduciary at the judge’s discretion.
There are a number of reasons the court appoints the office of the public administrator to your case; typically the court appoints the office when something was not doing correctly or timely involving the administrator of the estate.
If you are the administrator/executor of an estate, you should have received a court order saying that you are to provide full settlement of the account and turn over all assets of the estate. This means that you are to turn over all estate assets to the public administrator as well as provide an accounting of all assets received and payments made during your time as personal representative.