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Letters of Special Administration

A legal document ordered by a probate court which recognizes a person as a special administrator of a decedent’s estate and which grants that person the authority to take certain limited acts on behalf of the estate until permanent letters of administration are obtained. Many entities, such as banks, will require a special administrator to present them with letters of special administration before disclosing any information about a decedent’s assets.

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