Successor Personal Representative Law and Legal Definition

Personal representative is the person managing the affairs of another. Property left after the death of a testator is divided by a personal representative. Assets not administered by the personal representative are known as de bonis non administrates. An administrator appointed secondly is the administrator de bonis non. An administrator de bonis non distributes the remaining assets.

Successor personal representative means a personal representative appointed to succeed a previously appointed personal representative. A special administrator is excluded within the term successor personal representative.[Section 1 201 of Uniform Probate Code].

The court appoints a de bonis non when an administrator or personal representative dies. Successor personal representative is also appointed when the chain of representation is broken. For example, when the executor of a will obtains probate.