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You have the have a representative in state but your attorney can agree to serve as the representative for that purpose so all of them are right, in a way.
Did you see my question?
The question I saw was "do I need a PR in MD?"
And the answer is, yes you have to have a PR where the probate occurs but your attorny can serve as the PR for that purpose.
But I dont need to have an attorney be the PR do I and does he or she take a commission for that
Cant I be the PR
You have to have someone in state. You could hire a PR separate from the attorney but there really is no need to do that and it costs more. Usually the attorney will charge you a flat fee for the job including acting as PR. It is no extra work for them. You would still be the executor but the court wants someone in the state that they can subpoena, serve with papers if necessary,e tc.
I think you may confusing PR with executor.
So I can be the executor even tho i am out of state, But need a PR in the state and an attorney cant charge a fee for that
Yes to everything EXCEPT there is nothing preventing preventing an attorney from charging for that. They usually don't but it's not a matter of they "can't".
That's something you would discuss and negotiate with them when you hire them.
OK thank you I will talk with the attorney and see they will waive the fee thank you JD 1992 have a great day
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