Legal Glossary 

Administrator/Administratrix

Person appointed by the court to act on behalf of an estate when no will exists.

Administrator with Annexed Will

Person appointed by the court to act on behalf of the estate when there is a will but they are not nominated to serve.

Certified

Stamp used by a clerk to authenticate a copy of court documents. It also has the state seal and can be presented in or out of state.

Conservator

Person appointed by the court to manage the financial resources of a minor child.

Curator

Person appointed by the court upon request of an individual who needs help managing the financial resources.

Executor/Executrix

Person nominated in a last will and testament to handle the estate of a deceased person.

Probate

Judicial determination of the validity of a will.