Letters of Administration are granted by a Surrogate Court or probate registry to appoint appropriate people to deal with a deceased person's estate where property will pass under Intestacy Rules or where there are no executors living (and willing and able to act) having been validly appointed under the deceased's will. Traditionally, letters of administration granted to a representative of a testate estate are called "letters of administration with the will annexed" or "letters of administration cum testamentio annexio" or "c.t.a.".
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... The more important cases of grants of special letters of administration include the following Administration cum testamento annexo, where the deceased has left a will but has appointed no executor to it, or the ... Administration de bonis non administratis occurs in two cases Where the executor dies intestate after probate without having completely administered the estate Where an ... In the first case the principle of administration cum testamento is followed, in the second that of general grants in the selection of the person to whom letters are granted ...
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