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Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships and Trusts: Q and R

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The court uses this term to refer to the steps a fiduciary must take before the court may issue Letters. Generally, a fiduciary must file an Acceptance of Appointment or a bond before they are qualified to act. For instance: the court will issue its order appointing a fiduciary, which will also state what additional documents the fiduciary needs to file. Once those documents are filed, the fiduciary has "qualified," and the court may issue Letters of Authority or Guardianship. If a fiduciary fails to qualify, the court may rescind the order which appointed the fiduciary.


To voluntarily relinquish certain rights and/or duties imposed by the operation of law.  Most often this refers to a voluntary refusal to serve as personal representative for purposes of administering a decedents estate.  PC 567.


See Annual Report.


Generally, this term is used in the context of an "Order Rescinding Order," which means that the court is taking back, or canceling a previously issued order.


An individual who is the subject of a petition.