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Do I need a letter of testamentary if I am listed as the

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Hi. Do I need a letter of testamentary if I am listed as the executor? The amount with the company my dad worked for is $5000.
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Yes, I am in calif.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I just received the letter today. I will talk to him tomorrow, if needed.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: That's all.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good evening. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Yes, the letters testamentary must be issued by the court for the executor to be officially appointed. Until then, the nominated executor has no authority over the estate.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help. Professional and done in a very timely manner.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

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